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Jonathan Saunders announced as Chief Creative Officer for Diane Von Furstenberg

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attends the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2015 at Claridges Hotel on November 3, 2015 in London, England.

attends the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2015 at Claridges Hotel on November 3, 2015 in London, England.

Jonathan Saunders, a Scottish fashion designer best known for his work with prints and use of traditional silk screening techniques is joining womenswear brand, Diane Von Furstenberg as chief creative officer, effective immediately. Saunders who shuttered his London-based label in December 2015, will report to chief executive Paolo Riva and will be responsible for the overall creative direction of the brand.

“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,” Diane von Furstenberg, the company’s founder and chairwoman, said in a statement. “I could not have found a cooler, more intelligent designer and I cannot wait to watch him shine as our chief creative officer.”

The marriage between Saunders and the DVF fashion house is a match made is fashion heaven. Both creative entities are known for their love for and use of printed fabrics in their work.

Jonathan Saunders

Jonathan Saunders

Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane Von Furstenberg

See Jonathan’s Spring Summer 2016 collection here

Sources: The Business of Fashion, Net a Porter, Matches Fashion

Eki is the Editor for BellaNaija Style and Lifestyle Editor for BellaNaija.com She has a Vogue Fashion Certificate from Conde Nast College of Fashion & Design and also attended Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion and the University of Kent. Eki headed the Design Operations at a top Nigerian womenswear fashion brand before finding love at BellaNaija Style. Eki loves all things creative. Follow her on Instagram @ekiogunbor BellaNaija Style: [email protected] | @bellanaijastyle BellaNaija Beauty: @bellanaijabeauty BellaNaija Living: [email protected] | @bellanaijaliving

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