Newest designer Nathan Jenden completed the Diane Von Furstenberg Fall 2018 RTW collection in four weeks with recognizable retro details and embellishments.
Wrap dresses were much in evidence, and the trouser suits were 1970s vintage (a bit too vintage, to be honest). Season to season, there was a stronger emphasis on archival prints; a graphic cube was rendered large and small, most notably on a jersey tunic-and-flares set that they’re calling a “DVF tracksuit.” Von Furstenberg and Jenden also gave a lot of play to a colorful parrot print. “She likes it when print moves,” he said, pointing to a pleated dress that spliced the parrot motif with solid red.
In naming Jenden, Von Furstenberg has made a virtue of familiarity—and family. Her 18-year-old granddaughter, Talita, a political science major at Georgetown University, was featured in the video clips playing at the presentation. Jenden has known her since she was a little girl. Now she’s the target customer and, naturally, a house muse.