Shop the interactive Diane Von Furstenberg Fall 2017 collection, an ode to New York City.
Photographed by Oliver Hadlee Pearch and styled by Camille Bidault-Waddington, with art direction by Jonny Lu, Creative Director Jonathan Saunders pay tribute to DVF’s home of New York City.
“New York is this brand’s home. Yes, it’s international, yes, travel is so important to this brand, but New York is its home,” he says. Not to mention, “New York has always been an inspiration to me,” Saunders continues. “I’ve always been inspired by the time in New York in the ‘70s where Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith, all these incredibly cool, incredibly creative people made such beautiful and extensive bodies of work within this city.”
A place of raw energy, optimism and exuberant characters, the Fall 2017 collection celebrates the city’s beautiful contrasts and contradictions, as well as its unique style and glamour.
Fittingly, Saunders captures his dizzy prints — leopard, florals — and major furs on models Luna Bijl, Yoon Young Bae, Angok Mayen, and Cara Taylor amongst real New Yorkers in Harlem, Tompkins Square Park, and Liberty Island. “The people that the girls interacted with were kids that were dancing in the streets in Harlem and these beautiful boys, who we met on a bench in Tompkins Square Park, all these real people in New York that symbolize to me what is so brilliant about this city.”