May 07, 2018 | By Lizzy Bowring
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London: Jonathan Saunders followed spring’s vibrant experiment in color and pattern with an equally successful collection this season. The girly pleated skirts of spring became sophisticated pencil skirts, demonstrating a new grown-up sensibility for the designer. The compelling colors and prints remained, this time influenced by Paul Outerbridge, a pioneer of color photography. Rich jewel tones mixed with bright pink, teal, sky blue and poppy red. Geometric prints evoked basket weaving; romantic florals and chic wallpaper motifs were over-scaled and graphic. Silver disc-like paillettes added glamour and shine to the closing looks. While color and print were the obvious focus for Saunders this season, the new ladylike silhouettes elevated the work to higher level and made this collection Saunders’ best to date.
Color: Ruby red / Burgundy / Pink / Poppy / Sky and royal blue / Teal / Black / Jade green
Key Items: Pencil skirts / Color blocked jackets / Printed button-up shirts / Long dresses
Materials: Duchesse satin / Chiffon / Felted mohair / Wool suitings / Fine-gauge cashmere / Silk charmeuse
Details + Trim: Silver disc paillettes / High slits / Color blocking / Inverted pleats
Accessories + Footwear: Black belts / Peep-toe lace-up booties / Peep-toe platform sandals
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