London Fashion Week: Jonathan Saunders Spring/Summer 15

London Fashion Week: Jonathan Saunders Spring/Summer 15


After coming across a piece of delicate cotton from a Japanese mill which was as light as paper, Jonathan Saunders combined the paper effect and light, pristine materials to create his new 40 piece collection

Like a piece of art (think Henri Matisse' paper cut outs) Saunders explained he wanted a new lightness and colour blocking to his clothes, "It's about process," the designer said.

A spirit of Japanese design drifted through the collection, evoked through cropped black tops and the delicate embroidery and applique of leaves, birds and flowers on puffy skirts and blouses. There was even big bows that wrapped and tied around the front of trousers – reminiscent of the back of a kimono.

With an array of quite masculine silhouettes, femininity was the essence of the Scottish designer's latest looks, as delicate petals made of see through fabric were stitched on top of dresses like the blossoming of a cherry tree.