His resignation is effective immediately, making Saunders’s pre-fall 2018 collection, which was inspired by Michelangelo Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point and presented earlier this month, his last collection for the brand.The Scottish designer, who closed his eponymous label in December 2015, joined DVF in May 2016, and lent his famed flair for print to all product categories.
“I am grateful for Diane’s support and for the opportunity of guiding this iconic brand. I am so proud of everything we have accomplished in the past 18 months,” Saunders said in a statement. “I thank the incredible team for their dedication and support, and will continue to be a friend and admirer of the brand.”
Von Furstenberg added: “I am so thankful for Jonathan’s beautiful work and the effort and dedication he has put into DVF in the last 18 months. He will leave an important and lasting heritage to the brand.”