Jonathan Saunders: Spring/Summer 13

Known for his strong use of fabrication and colour, Jonathan Saunders has proved that men need not fear the backlash of strong shades. Using his expertise in precision cutting and wise patterning he has conjured up another sweltering collection consisting of finest attributes.

Set in the backdrop of Elms Lester’s painting room the collection was awash with dashes of yellows, forest greens and ocean blues. Those of which stood out most within the soft open air, seamlessly blending together, the designers furious use of pattern. It was this very element that was the most touching, within the simpler use of pinstripe lay the more complex use of dots.

Laid out in a spectrum of shades, the inspiration for this for this was Op artist Victor Vasarely who was famous for using the symbols in his many pieces of work. They almost helped bolster the under layers of looks – honey comb texturing suddenly felt more vibrant, as did the circular shades. This was a stride towards the future – belted coats with aromatic finishes teamed up with fine knits in a display of sheer craft and exuberance.

Anthony Elliott

Anthony is a fashion writer, with a unique eye for style.