He was tapped for the place after taking an eight-year hiatus from the corporate.
Last month, Jonathan Saunders’s resignation from his place as chief artistic officer of DVF after a short, 19-month stint rounded out a 12 months that was maybe greatest characterised by the sport of designer musical chairs. It had been a considerably rocky interval for the label, too, with its first-ever CEO departing after solely 18 months in November 2016. But on Thursday, DVF, the corporate, introduced a brand new chapter, naming Nathan Jenden — who beforehand served as its artistic director earlier than stepping away to concentrate on his personal label in 2011 — as chief design officer and VP, artistic. Jenden had spent a decade working at DVF.
In a press launch saying the information, DVF founder Diane von Furstenberg provided the next assertion:
It is with pleasure and pleasure that I look ahead to welcoming Nathan again at DVF. Nathan is a particularly proficient and technically skillful designer who additionally has a fantastic reward at surrounding himself with younger, rising expertise. He completely embraces the DVF lady and the model loved its best industrial success throughout his tenure.
According to the discharge, Jenden will report to each von Furstenberg and the corporate’s board.
Said Jenden in an announcement:
The elementary essence of DVF that Diane created is an id that has empowered girls in all places, delivering accessible model, confidence, independence and a way of self-worth. Diane delivers that message not solely by trend, however in her strategy to life, her love of artwork, tradition, variety and philanthropy. I see DVF as being extra related at this time than it ever was in its message of self-empowerment whereas being dynamic and fashionable. I would like to give the DVF lady what she desires when she desires it, and with the joie de vivre and sense of goal that epitomizes Diane, DVF the model and the spirit of girls at this time. And most significantly of all I would like to make nice garments that resonate with girls.
Jenden’s first full assortment for the model will probably be for Fall 2018, proven in February.