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Diane von Furstenberg AW17Photography Lillie Eiger

Jonathan Saunders is bringing back disco to DVF

The British designer showcases another knockout collection for the iconic American brand

London’s loss is New York’s gain; Jonathan Saunders is bringing back the disco to DVF.

In a presentation at Sean Kelly gallery, usually the site of Rebecca Horn and Marina Abramović exhibitions, Saunders showed a collection rich with his customary colours and prints. Amongst the mirrored set, a bright blue fur looked like Diane Von Furstenberg herself had worn it the first time around to Studio 54, earrings dangled like a Calder mobile, and coats came belted like the models were about to run into a  photograph.

That was the past dealt with, but Saunders has always been concerned with the future above all. His prints were both gorgeous and jarring. A dress came in blue and maroon devoré, circles swirled down skirts and stripes were painted in brown next to blue. Bright, brilliantly shining foiled fabrics looked like they'd been ripped from the underside of a car (a nice one). 

Saunders designs for racy women who like to wear bright colours and show their knickers – which is great because, after all, so did Diane.