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Swoon over Jonathan Saunders' first collection for Diane von Furstenberg

What does the wrap dress look like now?

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 16 Sep 2016

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Since we first heard that Jonathan Saunders was taking over as chief creative officer at Diane von Furstenberg we've been excited to see how he would refresh the label.

All our questions were answered this week when Jonathan presented his first DVF collection in New York. Just as we hoped, the partnership looks like a natural fit. Saunders has honoured Diane von Furstenberg's love for colour, print and femininity, while updating the silhouettes to something a whole lot fresher, not to mention sexier. There were one-shouldered tops, daring necklines, handkerchief hems, kimono sleeves and some solid sequined pieces that we are eyeing up already. It was an elegant collection, full of movement, which is pretty much on the same wavelength as Diane's own creative direction.

As for the wrap dress, those familiar with Diane's signature design will notice how Saunders made subtle references to the wrap in many of his looks, without going all in. 

 

@veravanerp in Spring 2017 Look #15 Photo by @oliverhadleepearch #NYFW #SS17 #fashion #dvf

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"You just have to think more abstractly," Saunders told ELLE US. "You think about what a wrap dress is – it's an effortless dress that you can put on very easily. It's flattering. It's kind of elegant and sensual at the same time. [When designing] I had to ask myself: Is it effortless? Is it sensual?"

See the full Diane von Furstenberg SS17 collection here.

 

 

@karlyloyce in Spring 2017 Look #21 Photo by @oliverhadleepearch #NYFW #SS17 #fashion #dvf

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@veravanerp in Spring 2017 Look #12 Photo by @oliverhadleepearch #NYFW #SS17 #fashion #dvf

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@kdhwillems in Spring 2017 Look #16 Photo by @oliverhadleepearch #NYFW #SS17 #fashion #dvf

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@karlyloyce in Spring 2017 Look #26 Photo by @oliverhadleepearch #NYFW #SS17 #fashion #dvf

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@kdhwillems in Spring 2017 Look #20 Photo by @oliverhadleepearch #NYFW #SS17 #fashion #dvf

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@veravanerp in Spring 2017 Look #29 Photo by @oliverhadleepearch #NYFW #SS17 #fashion #dvf

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