Today, Jonathan Saunders, the chief creative officer of American fashion house Diane von Furstenberg, announced he is stepping down from his role after 18 months, according to Business of Fashion. His resignation is effective immediately, and his last collection was Pre-Fall 18, which debuted earlier this month.
“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," Saunders said in a statement. "I thank the incredible team for their dedication and support, and will continue to be a friend and admirer of the brand."
Diane von Furstenberg thanked Saunders for his efforts and dedication during his 18 months, saying in a statement, "He will leave an important and lasting heritage to the brand."
As BoF also reports, Saunders joined the esteemed fashion house in May 2016, after shuttering his own London-based label. Saunders's next steps or who will assume the role of the chief creative officer have yet to be announced.