Nooz from Noo Yoik! Nathan Jenden has designed his last dress for DvF. At New York Fashion week this month, when he takes his bow with boss and mentor Diane von Furstenberg, there’ll be tissues to hand as it’ll mark the end of his tenure as creative director at the iconic label.
Although we love stirring up a bit of a fash-feud, on this occasion there haven’t been any mannequin-throwing tantrums or artistic splits. Jenden’s eponymous label – based in
Diane told WWD that 'This show is really a celebration of Nathan and I, and of our collaboration,' And added, 'It’s sad because we are going apart, even though we are staying close, and exciting because he is going to do his thing and focus on it.'
Now he’ll have the time to devote to it, the idea of sunglasses and a resort collection has been mooted already and we can only imagine how he’s been pulled in different directions creating for not one but two brands – on different sides of the
Diane took him on in 2001 and reaped the rewards of his flair, as Jenden explained, 'From when I started doing my own line to now, the company has grown so much bigger,' Jenden added. 'That’s what I will take with me, having watched Diane build it from something very small with one store to a company with 33 stores, and more opening.' DvF was a huge name in the '70s, then fell out of view before being revamped and enjoying a huge resurgence in the last decade. Clearly Mr Jenden is itching to put this experience into practise for a second time with his own label.
For her part, Diane has always been a supportive boss and generous when it comes to giving Jenden credit and his turn in the spotlight. She was there, for example, sitting in the front row, for his debut
Diane is hugely respected and admired in
- Naomi Attwood