Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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London: What do you get when you cross Michael Clark’s choreography with Donald Judd’s minimalist sculpture? In a postmodern world where the creative well has almost run dry, Jonathan Saunders explored this unlikely combination for spring. Michael Clark’s work has always been steeped in fashion and popular culture, from collaborations with Bodymap and Leigh Bowery to ballets set to glam rock soundtracks. The first look, a sleek nude top with a foiled pencil skirt, effectively captured this balance between 80s decadence and modernist restraint. Saunders continued to dissect the club-kid era with glitzy sequins, printed bell-bottoms and swingy wrap dresses, while bringing depth to it with intricately pieced swirls of fabric that hinted at Judd’s stacked boxes. In the end, Saunders’ ladylike sensibility shone through, finding the sweet spot between elegant austerity and edgy ostentation.—Nivara Xaykao
Silhouette: Straight / A-line / Surplice
Color: Camel / Flame red / Pistachio / Cyan / Merlot / Shamrock green / Dove grey / Starry blue
Key Items: Triangle bralette / Flared skirt / Bandeau / Luxe varsity jacket / Wrapped pencil skirt / Elongated blazer / Boxy crop top
Materials: Foiled leather / PVC / Chiffon / Double-faced satin / Washed silk
Print + Pattern: Referee stripes / Geo droplets / Degradé treatments
Details + Trim: Fabric-piecing / Paillettes / Sequins
Accessories + Footwear: Round plastic sunglasses with mirror tint / Chunky T-strap heel
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