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Jonathan SaundersSpring Summer 2015 London

Runway Review
9/14/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

Where as Jonathan Saunders's Resort collection was very grown-up and mature, his Spring assortment had a coquettish flair with all the girlish details we've come to know and love: bows, rosettes, sweetheart necklines, and petal embellishment. Naturally, there was a graphic quality to the designs with flower prints, stripes, and forest branch patterns.

Textures were luxe and sophisticated including silk chiffon, lamé, leather, and classic cotton. The palette ran the gamut from navy to white.

Saunders uses prints to create illusions, but instead he played with volume here: bustled skirts on calf-length dresses, knee-length jackets layered over cropped trousers, crop tops cutting off just before the tie-waists of high-rise pants, cropped jackets overlapping with button-front shirts, and knee-length pencil skirts.

Stripes made it into another collection, making their presence felt here horizontally on a button-front pencil skirt with oversized cargo pockets, cropped blazers, tie-waist dresses, and midriff-baring tops. A collared button-front blouse in the print with an embellished leaf motif on Binx Walton was simultaneously whimsical and prim.

Nothing was expected: Saunders isn't normally in the business of shock and awe but one could not tell what was coming next here. The designer is definitely confident in his abilities and has honed his knack for blending modernity with an old-school sensibility. The pieces at hand were charming, bananas, and wearable: he does not ever intend to sedate his customers or the industry which is quite important in the age of fast fashion and opinions that change even more quickly. There's a magic in the Saunders aesthetic and it cast a spell on the catwalk today.

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9/14/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

Where as Jonathan Saunders's Resort collection was very grown-up and mature, his Spring assortment had a coquettish flair with all the girlish details we've come to know and love: bows, rosettes, sweetheart necklines, and petal embellishment. Naturally, there was a graphic quality to the designs with flower prints, stripes, and forest branch patterns.

Textures were luxe and sophisticated including silk chiffon, lamé, leather, and classic cotton. The palette ran the gamut from navy to white.

Saunders uses prints to create illusions, but instead he played with volume here: bustled skirts on calf-length dresses, knee-length jackets layered over cropped trousers, crop tops cutting off just before the tie-waists of high-rise pants, cropped jackets overlapping with button-front shirts, and knee-length pencil skirts.

Stripes made it into another collection, making their presence felt here horizontally on a button-front pencil skirt with oversized cargo pockets, cropped blazers, tie-waist dresses, and midriff-baring tops. A collared button-front blouse in the print with an embellished leaf motif on Binx Walton was simultaneously whimsical and prim.

Nothing was expected: Saunders isn't normally in the business of shock and awe but one could not tell what was coming next here. The designer is definitely confident in his abilities and has honed his knack for blending modernity with an old-school sensibility. The pieces at hand were charming, bananas, and wearable: he does not ever intend to sedate his customers or the industry which is quite important in the age of fast fashion and opinions that change even more quickly. There's a magic in the Saunders aesthetic and it cast a spell on the catwalk today.


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