Jonathan Saunders S/S 2016
A prismatic set and mirrored catwalk make this the Scottish designer’s brightest outing to date
Mood board: Lightness and brightness were central to Saunders this season, and he took his multi-coloured aesthetic out into the open. Fluid, bias cut dresses were printed with patterns inspired by a woman’s make-up palette (not forgetting the beige foundation – while others revisited a ‘Pink Floyd’ motif Saunders drew while doing his MA.
Scene setting: In a transparent tent close to the new Central St Martin’s quarters, Saunders devised a prismatic set with blue benches and mirrors placed at varying angles.
Sound bite: ’This one in particular looked up to the sky,’ said Saunders about the set design of his show venue, relating that to the collection itself, ’it was about lightness, which is so important when you think about clothing and dressing women – that she feels like she is not burdened. There’s an effortlessness to it.’
Photography: Jason Lloyd-Evans