London Fashion Week: Jonathan Saunders Autumn/Winter 15
"Joy and optimism"
As the second designer to show at the Tate Britain this LFW, Jonathan Saunders wowed guests with a truly colourful display. Lining the runway with enormous vertical pantone blocks the award–winning Scot created an incredibly bold background for his equally colourful collection: "I have been known to like colour but this time I just kept adding more and more. Usually I try and balance it, but this time I went with unbalanced," noted the designer on his daring Autumn/Winter 15 collection.
An unique lineup of vibrant shades hit the runway, with acid pinks and ice blue being thrown together as coinciding stripes on an A-line long-sleeved tunic. Skirts that looked like colour charts in a paint shop graced the floor, paired with lime and puce turtlenecks - and combinations that were unimaginable became fascinatingly on point.
Saunders early days of experimentation have paid off with this season's collection managing to remain modest yet lively, with high necks, slender lines and slim fits incorporated onto dress-jackets and bold printed shirts. Accessories included knee-high lace-up boots and futuristic sunglasses with occasional flashes of silver hooped earrings to complete the look.