Jonathan Saunders has resigned as chief creative officer of DVF.
The Scottish born designer who closed his eponymous label in December 2015, joined DVF in May 2016, tasked with giving the brand a full 360′ revamp.
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. I thank the incredible team for their dedication and support, and will continue to be a friend and admirer of the brand,” said Saunders in a statement.
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.”
The news follow reports that Furstenberg is planning to sell a stake in her company. The brand has been without a chief executive officer since November 2016, when Paolo Riva parted ways with DVF.
Saunders resignation is effective immediately, making his last collection for DVF, pre-fall 2018 which was presented earlier this month.