>> Pastel seems to be the palette of choice for Spring 2010 in London, and London returner Jonathan Saunders is no exception. With the help of Katie Grand's styling know-how, plus Christian Louboutin gladiators that had spectators in a tizzy, Saunders's models worked the runway in sheer flouncy pink and lavender pieces and rope-trimmed dresses. To break the mold, highlighter yellow also appeared in the large, sparse, and uncomfortably hot room Saunders showed in.
Fab Flash: Jonthan Saunders Joins London Reunion This morning it was revealed that Jonathan Saunders will return to showing his collection at London. Sienna Miller is a fan of Mr. Saunders and recently wore one of his designs on the red carpet. He commented that he was "delighted" to return and added, "Showing in New York for the last few seasons has been an amazing experience for both me and the business. However, London has always been my home and where I have my studio."
>> INSIDER WIRE —Jonathan Saunders is joining the increasingly longer list of designers — which already includes Burberry, Matthew Williamson, and Pringle of Scotland — coming back to London Fashion Week for Spring 2010 to celebrate its 25th anniversary. British Fashion Council president Harold Tillman hinted a couple of weeks ago that “there are talks going on with other big names who we’re confident will come back," so Saunders may not be the last to make a return announcement. [Vogue UK]
Cruise collections are so delightful. Not only do they get you in the spirit of Summer, most creations are actually wearable, and if you're like me, easy to re-create. This round varies from flirty to dazzling thanks to Monique Lhuillier's indulgent creations. Stella McCartney's gingham dress and yellow heels are cute enough for an outdoor wedding or even a picnic in Central Park. Keep clicking to see the best resort pieces from Burberry, Phillip Lim, Versace, Jonathan Saunders, Alberta Ferretti, and more!
Jonathan Saunders' Fall 2009 collection was sculptural and rich with color but for resort, the designer took a more relaxed perspective. Natural shapes and light colors made up the resort collection without ever straying too far from Saunders' graphic and modern style. Styled with the fiercest Louboutins money can buy, it's hard to imagine a more tempting midseason offering.
Sienna Miller showed off her bold style at the ShoWest Awards in viva Las Vegas wearing a futuristic frock by Jonathan Saunders. Minimal jewels allow Saunders's creation to shine while black sandals by Sergio Rossi further Sienna's ferocity. This severe, body-con red patterned dress is a surprising choice for the bohemian actress, but I think she pulls it off. Do you like it?
>> INSIDER WIRE —Steven Meisel isn't the only one currently obsessed with the It Brits — Grazia is shooting today with a number of London designers, and apparently Jonathan Saunders wanted Pixie Geldof to model for Pollini, but it didn't happen because her father wanted her to concentrate on her exams, instead. Christopher Kane was also at the shoot and revealed he's a "massive" Gossip Girl and The City fan, and "does an amazing American accent." [Grazia Twitter, Grazia Twitter, Grazia Twitter]
People say the Fall 2009 season is all about styling and this trend--of wearing black turtlenecks under color--couldn't serve as a better example. This look adds drama and depth to outfits that might otherwise look flighty, out of season, or just too optimistic. It plays up that layered tidiness that we've been seeing so much of for the past few seasons and it makes something interesting out of classic separates.
New York 02/15/09. Photos by Karl Prouse/Getty Images.
Kingdom Of Style reported on Pollini's Spring 2009 collection, made colorful by creative director Jonathan Saunders.
Kitten Lounge offered lingerie options a-plenty thanks to a specialty e-commerce site called Hip Undies.