dianevonfurstenberg_nathanjenden.jpgThis coming fashion week season will mark Nathan Jenden's last at DVF. The British designer has announced he will leave Diane von Furstenberg to concentrate on his own fashion label, which he began in 2006.

"This show is really a celebration of Nathan and I, and of our collaboration," von Furstenberg told WWD. "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."

Jenden will be replaced by Yvan Mispelaere, who has worked on Phoebe Philo's design team at Chloé as well as Frida Giannini at Gucci.

"Diane has taught me so many different things," Jenden said "The most important thing Diane taught me is a talent for life, and how to live your life to the fullest, and how to maximize it...and to do it with a smile."

As for his future New York Fashion Week prospects, well they look pretty good... "I have an interest in his company and I have an interest in his future, and if he wants to show in New York, then I will help him as the president of the CFDA," von Furstenberg said.

Very nice!

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