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Jonathan Saunders Takes Over at Diane Von Furstenberg

Jonathan Saunders

After shuttering his namesake label last year, Scottish fashion designer Jonathan Saunders has found a new home at Diane von Furstenberg as chief creative officer. In a press release sent out on Monday, Diane von Furstenberg said of Saunders, 38, “Jonathan’s extraordinary passion for colours and prints, his effortless designs, and his desire to make women feel beautiful make him the perfect creative force to lead DVF into the future. I could not have found a cooler, more intelligent designer and I cannot wait to watch him shine as our chief creative officer.” Saunders, who replaced artistic director Michael Herz, will report to the company’s CEO Paola Riva (effective immediately) and is set to make the move to New York City as soon as he can. Saunders previously launched his own label in 2003 and shut it down in December 2015—and his work to date proves that he’s an excellent match for the DVF aesthetic. He made his name on his bold prints and use of color—both key elements of the DVF brand. We expect to see plenty of both in his debut collection for DVF. Until then, here’s a look at some of his most DVF looks to date.

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Jonathan Saunders Spring 2015 at London Fashion Week. Photo by Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images.

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Jonathan Saunders Spring 2015 at London Fashion Week. Photo by Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images.

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Jonathan Saunders Spring 2013 at London Fashion Week. Photo by Nathalie Lagneau/Catwalking/Getty Images.

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Jonathan Saunders Spring 2013 at London Fashion Week. Photo by Nathalie Lagneau/Catwalking/Getty Images.

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Jonathan Saunders Fall 2015 at London Fashion Week. Photo by Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images.

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Jonathan Saunders Fall 2014 at London Fashion Week. Photo by Catwalking.

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Jonathan Saunders Fall 2014 at London Fashion Week. Photo by Catwalking.

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Jonathan Saunders Fall 2013 at London Fashion Week. Photo by Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images.

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Jonathan Saunders Spring 2014 at London Fashion Week. Photo by Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images.

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Jonathan Saunders Spring 2014 at London Fashion Week. Photo by Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images.