#NYFW: DVF Spring/Summer 18 Runway Report
14 September 2017

#NYFW: DVF Spring/Summer 18 Runway Report

Jonathan Saunders is really doing quite well as the Chief Creative Officer at DVF. I’m really liking what he has been doing thus far, without losing that classic DVF aesthetic that Diane worked so hard to build, and yet, at the same time, injecting his own sense of style into the collection.

For Spring 2018, Saunders took inspiration from films such as Exploding Plastic Inevitable, and Andy Warhol’s 1966 experimental film screenings and dance performances, as well as one of Warhol’s muses, Jane Forth, who was also the first model in the 1970s for DVF.

Perhaps why Saunders ideas and the DVF brand work so well together, is because of his masterful work with prints, which is a DVF staple. This collection was no different, with florals, silk fringing,  screen-printed lurex that was custom-developed for the collection, organza with a woven stripe, and a liquid-like 3mm sequin fabric – all of which were in a vibrant colour palette that includes acid green, purple, spearmint, teal, juniper, lavender, and black.

The Verdict: In sum, the collection was nothing short of glamorous, with that touch of the rock-and-roll vibe that we are so used to seeing at DVF. What I love most, surprise surprise, is actually the footwear, especially the knee-high lace-up boots with the contrast coloured laces, particularly the polka-dotted one that was paired with the yellow fringed skirt smack in the middle of the first photo above!

Images courtesy of DVF