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Jonathan Saunders

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DREAMY INDUSTRIAL

London: The UK’s own fashion week is known for fostering some of the best new talent around and Jonathan Saunders has quickly become one of London’s shining stars. As usual, he displayed a prowess with clean lines and an expert use of color, but this season Saunders made some major tweaks in both silhouette and material. Gone were last Spring’s short hemlines, giving way to a set of knee-skimming, if not longer, skirts and dresses. These covered-up pieces, combined with a sophisticated and restrained color palette, represented a more modern and sensible approach to dressing that felt new. Not everything was so serious though: where the collection really flourished was in Saunders’ original, experimental textiles. Explorations in laser-cutting, perforations, surface texture and varied print techniques yielded an industrial yet dreamy range of fabrics. From roller-painted anoraks to sheer paneled skirts, Saunders continues to walk the fine line between intricacy and subtlety.

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