fall collections, london: jonathan saunders

by Jeremy Danté

the jonathan saunders label is known for their use of prints & this season, i had first thought that a new direction would be taken. to my surprise the opening sequence was noticeably more minimal- strict lines & glimpses of color were seen. but as the collection progressed saunder & his signature prints slowly started to appear, eventually peaking to an explosion of silk screen prints combined with sheer textiles. i loved the bold tones & wildly creative use of print- it was complex & still sophisticated. the collection palette was filled with  wide range of color, most beautiful was the collections use print, more specifically with the leaf print that was used. at the close of the collection, slight use of metallics were seen as the silhouettes remained classically stylish & for the most part, conservative. a strong direction is felt throughout & i love the balance of classic & modernized styles. great color blocking was seen & beautifully bold designs of contrast. saunders made his return to london fashion week in 2010.

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