Spring 2013 London Fashion Week: Jonathan Saunders

– By Teresa Greenfeld – 

Season after season, Jonathan Saunders refuses to be defined; continuously reinventing himself, and in turn, what we expect from him.  His Spring 2013 collection departed from the elaborate prints we saw in seasons past, replaced by hologram-metallics, knife-edge stripes, and “a  Michael Clark disco girl” inspiration.

Saunders’ collection, one for the chic, the sleek, and the bad-girl gone bad-er, opened with holographic skirts and tops of silver and gold, paired with nude knits or shimmering whites.  Then, textured and opaque circles appeared on sheer, slinking dresses, tops and skirts, in a color palate of sky-blue, crimson, black, lime and peach.  Reverse ombré teardrop prints came next, in ankle-length skirts paired with matching, blunt neckline tanks, and in trousers paired with button-down and sleeveless, plunging neckline blouses.  To follow, Saunders showed color-blocked, draped silk dresses and jumpsuits with sheer panels.  Then came hologram-ed. metallic stripes; making appearances on dresses, double-breasted blazers, cropped tops, and pencil skirts.  For his finale, Saunders closed with sequined-covered teals, crimsons, storm-greys, emeralds, and blacks, done in a cardigan, a tank – both with a matching, knee-length skirts, and color-blocked dresses.
In a bold and fearless collection, the king of the print has given us yet another fête for the eyes.
Photos courtesy of Style.com

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