>> IN PRODUCTION —A gallery of Jonathan Saunders's designs for Target has hit the web and is yours for the browsing. The collection doesn't hit stores until October, unless you live in New York: Target is opening four pop-up shops around Manhattan starting Sept. 12 hawking the designs of Sigerson Morrison, Jonathan Saunders, and Anya Hindmarch a full month before anywhere in the rest of the country. [Nylon, NY Times]
Update: More styles from Jonathan Saunders's Target collection have been released. See them after the jump.
Target's Go International line is about to see its quirkiest, most avant-garde designs yet thanks to British designer Jonathan Saunders. The news of the collaboration came a few months back and I have no doubt that it excited the fashion-forward crowd. Starting Oct. 5, those who love a little funky in their closet will be able to score art-inspired pieces with splashes of color, modern silhouettes, and unique prints.
For his cheaper collection, ranging from $14.99 to $59.99, Saunders was highly influenced by artists like Gustav Klimt, Jackson Pollock, and Rothko (like far left ombre dress, worn by model Hanne Gaby Odiele). If those names mean nothing to you, perhaps a Wikipedia session prior to purchasing would help.
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This 38 dollar Urban Outfitters slip kind of looks like a Jonathan Saunders dress. Now, we're shopping online here so we can't say for sure but hear us out. You buy this 38 dollar slip in a size larger than normal (our new favorite non-trick) and you pair it with opaque black tights, black ankle boots, a lean blazer, and a men's watch and you might just have a totally killer outfit on your hands. Wearing a slip as a dress brings us back to our undergraduate days (oh, the shame) and we can't say that doesn't, for many reasons, make us nervous, but it just might work. Either that or you put it on and the fabrication is lousy and you look like you're going to a Madonna concert circa the Blonde Ambition tour but in a bad way and you decide 'body-con' is one trend you might actually invest in because, you know, there's a fine line between looking like a modern body-con warrior and a tootsie roll. We like the first idea better so we're going to pretend that that's how these kind of things roll out in the world of e-commerce. Hey, at least it's an adventure and one that, thankfully, won't leave you walking around with a slightly shaming Urban Outfitters bag on your wrist.
>> IN PRODUCTION — Richard Chai is the twelfth, Jonathan Saunders is the thirteenth, and Thakoon Panichgul has just been named the fourteenth Target Go International designer — his collection will be available in late December. Maybe that makes Alexander McQueen the fifteenth? [Slaves to Fashion]
It would seem that being nominated for a CFDA award just isn't enough anymore. Nominees are being given a book featuring Raquel Zimmermann in their various designs. Styled by Karl Templer and shot by Mikael Jansson, the keepsake came together under creative director Trey Laird. The book contains essays written by David Colman on all the honorees and abstract flower shots by Kenji Toma. This explains why the tables are so expensive at the benefit we imagine.
Russian oligarchs aren't being hit by the recession. Chanel is opening up its second Moscow boutique.
Cruise is so popular because of global warming. Every time a fashion writer pens this piece Al Gore sheds a tear and nobody gets their wings.
The Scottish Fashion Awards have released their list of nominees. We are gunning for Jonathan Saunders for designer personally and not just because he has a hot new collaboration in the works for Target's Go International. But our favorite award is for best use of Tartan by an international designer.
We love that it is news when a designer decides to go back to a traditional two show a year fashion schedule.
The house of Blass is under pressure as NexCen looks to sell. Potential buyers being floated are Designer Licensing Holdings, Windsong Brands, Tharanco Group, headed by Haresh Tharani, and Iconix Brand Group. And what of poor Peter Som? It looks like he can keep his own line just fine. Richard Baker, ceo of NRDC Equity Partners, isn't interested in buying the Blass business, said a spokeswoman for Baker. NRDC owns Lord & Taylor and Creative Design Studio, and also has invested in numerous designers, including Peter Som, who designs Blass' women's line as well as his own.
Lutz and Patmos collaborate with a train conductor? No it isn't a joke or a publicity stunt. Amtrak conductor Chris Waugh became friends with Lutz as she rode the train to her Rhode Island home and the Shoreliner sweater was born. Named after the East Coast train, the $495 hoodie sweater, which has five buttons on the side and raglan sleeves is being sold to benefit Parkinson's Disease Foundation
Target has chosen Jonathan Saunders to design its next GO International collection. The highly touted British designer is known for his use of colorblocking and innovative color combinations in his designs. The limited-edition collection will be available early October. Remember he also did a collection for Topshop? And, we didn't fancy it that much. Guess we'll have to wait and see if this one is a bigger success!
- Breaking new: Saunders for Pollini — Vogue UK
- In the name of charity — FWD
- Sarah Michelle Gellar naked — Marie Claire UK
- Reel world: Cannes — Style.com
- You say audacious, Diesel says arrojadoa — BlackBook
- Fashion fringe finalists announced — Elle UK
- Frill seekers: proceed with caution — Times UK
- Sienna Miller takes over Portman role — Maire Claire UK
- Pixel perfect: Why you shouldn't believe your eyes when it comes to those glossy images — Independent UK
- The illionaire club — NYLON
Ever since I found out about Topshop's capsule collections, I have been anticipating Jonathan Saunders' work . . . until now. This Jonathan Saunders for Topshop Dress ($149) is unattractive and unwearable, in my opinion. He has designed such gorgeous frocks for Thandie Newton and the likes, but when it comes to us less-wealthy customers, he falls short. What's your take?