Newsflash: DVF names Nathan Jenden as Chief Design Officer
6 January 2018

Newsflash: DVF names Nathan Jenden as Chief Design Officer

Following Jonathan Saunders’s departure less than a month ago, Diane von Furstenberg has named Nathan Jenden as Chief Design Officer and Vice President, of Creative.

Founder Von Furstenberg enthuses,

It is with joy and pride that I look forward to welcoming Nathan back at DVF. Nathan is an extremely talented and technically skillful designer who also has a great gift at surrounding himself with young, emerging talent. He totally embraces the DVF woman and the brand enjoyed its greatest commercial success during his

Jenden worked with von Furstenberg in the early 2000s and left in 2010 to focus on his own collection, and was also Creative Director of Bebe. His debut collection for DVF will be the Fall/Winter 2018 collection, which will be presented in during New York Fashion Week next month.

Jenden speaks of Diane with admiration:

The fundamental essence of DVF that Diane created is an identity that has empowered women everywhere, delivering accessible style, confidence, independence and a sense of self-worth. Diane delivers that message not only through fashion, but in her approach to life, her love of art, culture, diversity and philanthropy. I see DVF as being more relevant today than it ever was in its message of self-empowerment while being dynamic and modern. I want to give the DVF girl what she wants when she wants it, and with the joie de vivre and sense of purpose that epitomizes Diane, DVF the brand and the spirit of women today. And most importantly of all I want to make great clothes that resonate with women.

Image via Vogue