Jonathan Saunders — the new creative director of Diane Von Furstenberg
British designer Jonathan Saunders will succeed Michael Herz, who served as creative director of Diane Von Furstenberg.
69-year-old Diane von Furstenberg will be the head of her company, but will gradually move away from the business. «It is time to reboot, and in a fresh way. I have been looking for someone to be my heir for years, and now I have found him. I want to focus on my work with women, public speaking and philanthropy», — said Diane Von Furstenberg.
Jonathan Saunders started his own brand in 2003, and in December 2015 announced the closure of the brand. For 6 months designer has been negotiating with Diane fon Furstenberg about his positions. Jonathan Saunders will be responsible for the creative component of the brand, advertising, as well as new collections. The cooperation with the British designer will be seen at the New York Fashion Week.
«The incredible passion Jonathan to paints and prints, carelessness of its collections and the desire to make women beautiful make him the ideal person to lead the Diane Von Furstenberg and lead it into the future. I could not find a better designer, skillful, and is now looking forward to when he will be able to shine in the position of our creative director», — said Diane von Furstenberg.