We went backstage with Jonathan Saunders at London Fashion Week to soak up all the glorious details of his hot new SS16 collection...
We went backstage with Jonathan Saunders at London Fashion Week to soak up all the glorious details of his hot new SS16 collection…
The Neo-Oriental Collection
As ever, colour was key to Jonathan’s range, injecting newness into his paisleys and print patchworks. Kimono jackets, wrap dresses and obi belts defined an oriental silhouette, our favourite incarnation being the bias cut striped dresses that tailed off into sashes.
The Designer At Work
Those obi belts don’t tie themselves you know. Jonathan is a designer at the top of his game and, of course, he meticulously checks every last detail before the show goes on. We went backstage before the collection hit the catwalk to get up close and personal with the details. See all the images in the gallery above.
The True Blue Eyes
We weren’t sure about the blue eyeliner trend… until we saw it done here. MAC’s Lucia Peroni lined every model’s eyes with a dark electric pigment for a stunning new take on the classic smoke. That’s next holiday’s makeup inspo sorted, then.
The Poker Straight Hair
‘We’re doing the hair Japanese straight, almost glass-like,’ Luke Hersheson told us before the show. ‘There’s something really fresh about dead straight hair again, I think it’s a backlash against all the waves and movement that are now common on the red carpet.’
The Suntrap Venue
Jonathan set up a greenhouse behind London’s Central Saint Martins college, bringing a hall of mirrors to bounce the Sunday sunshine around the runway. The fash pack were warned to bring their sunglasses, prompting some of the most fabulous street style pictures we’ve seen all week and, much to the designer’s relief, nobody fainted. Hurrah!
With thanks to Mercedes Benz.