Brazen: Jonathan Saunders SS14

By Jo Phillips


Colours, prints, 70s, 60s, sheer and suede would see this collection happily sit in next months web theme as it was a perfect example of  Juxtaposition.

But this collection was definitely bold, with Saunders sharing that everything was inspired by the girls he used to dress when he first began his career ten years ago, a tribute to ‘the eccentric, brave, cool’ girls who’ve inspired him throughout his career’.

Models walked in silk printed bomber jackets embroidered with flowers, ‘hallucinogenic poppies’ printed onto sheer blouses, triple panelled cropped suede jackets and knee length silk shorts. These elements were all layered over each other and although these pieces weren’t minimal they still all sat beautifully together.

The colour palate for this collection consisted of Burgundy, pastel blue, pinks and mint green, orange, camel and nudes. The tailoring was beautiful and the panelling detail was ultra flattering, his prints and dip dye effect on silk and sheer made everything instantly covetable.

What I really loved about this collection was that this collection was about being bohemian with absolutely none of that tired Notting Hill style boho, everything had a nonchalant feel with the layering of bombers over beautiful blouses and shorts and the 70s influence was so fresh. It’s hard to pick favourite as the collection was truly inspiring but if you pushed me I would have to go with the hallucinogenic  poppy prints on burgundy and blue blouses, or the knee length sheer panelled dress with side tie dye panels and a middle panel of embroidered flowers or maybe the beautifully tailored silk trousers. No, it really is too hard to pick!



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