Although cloud prints swarmed the Jonathan Saunders Fall/Winter 2015 collection, the outlook was still bright and sunny. This season, Saunders flexes his color theory philosophies, and puts his hard-earned fashion pedigree to work, extracting an impressive kaleidoscopic of optimistic prints on slim-fitting dresses and crisp separates.
The design work and tailoring were simple, acting as an accessible, sophisticated backdrop upon which Saunders’ extraordinary pinwheel of colors, stripes, patterns, and prints could flourish. This collection had energy, it had verve, and it had the kind of positive forward-looking attitude that is distinctly missing from most modern day brands. Even if raindrops are falling, it’s easy to smile when you’re wearing a gorgeous high-necked A-line dress decorated in ribbons of electric pink, lavender, and dove grey.
When Saunders wasn’t dressing up his clothes with complimentary colors, he was introducing pairings that almost shouldn’t exist together. For example, a simple white dress was made visually interesting with the addition of brown and forest green stripes down the flank. Another look placed a siren red silk romper with white bib details over a desaturated red Lurex turtleneck, which was then finished with an amazing pair of powder blue lace-up boots. Although his experimentation resulted in challenging looks, it’s clear that there are many who would happily embrace the chance to make a statement in his striped athletic jackets, his expressive printed coats, or his triple-flecked, single-button dresses.
Photos: Courtesy of Imaxtree