Monday, March 30, 2009

CC loves Jonathan Saunders!

Designer Jonathan Saunders graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2002 and has been showing and impressing in London for several seasons now. Considered one of the “It Brits” of the moment, Saunders creates colorful and whimsical frocks that flatter a woman’s physique and delight the eye! As Mr. Saunders reported to interviewer Nicole Phelps of Style.com, he sought to infuse the 34 looks in his SS09 collection with "Color… I wanted a bit of playfulness, something uplifting in these trying times."
This, after a predominantly camel-colored Fall 2008 Collection, was a welcome sight!
First image, at right: Vogue editorial. Runway coverage courtesy style.com. Dresses pictured at bottom of post available at net-a-porter.com.
Fashion Flashback: Spring 2008
Spring 2009
Spring 2009
Spring 2009
Spring 2009 - CC adores the asymmetric neckline and playful peplum on this belted party frock!
Fall 2009


Jonathan Saunders for Target, via nylonmag.com.
Morgan color block drape gown
Waldair gown – tres colorful!
Elia kaftan – geometric and chicly belted – divine!
Muna silk blend asymmetric dress with peek-a-boo fuchsia skirt
Lulu kaleidoscopic star print silk frock – CC adores!
Jacquard draped dress – CC appreciates how this one can be dressed up or down depending on how you accessorize it!
On the runway, Saunders showed the above frock with a fabulous cropped bicolor blazer.

Tell CC, darlings: which is your favorite look?
Are any of my Fellow Fashionistas lucky enough to own a Jonathan Saunders piece?
xoxox,
CC

66 comments:

WendyB said...

Love his stuff too, and the use of color.

Fashion Moment said...

I like his blazers, this adorable Lulu dress, and photo from Vogue, but most of everything I like dress from Spring 08 collection!

Have a great day, dear!

FM~FP

janettaylor said...

I love Jonathan Saunders too! :)

xoxo: Janet

Highdee said...

oh wow.
this guys knows his colors.
damn.

Pau said...

Me too !!!
Jonathan Saunders is fabolous.
XXX wapa :)

Marian said...

darling delish post! I love his use of colour and the technique of his cuts.these images are such a mood lift!
have a lovely day dear.
x
marian

Blair said...

Oh, what fun colors and shapes!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-yes, lovely picks I do like the Waldair dress, very vibrant and stunning.

Meg said...

I think the last look is my favourite.

Caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

Loving that short dress for Target, with black tights and boots!
Have a lovely Monday, darling!
xoxo

Hanako66 said...

this is a fabulous post! I love all of the designs....it somehow manages to be structured yet soft. amazing!

Lisa said...

love all the color blocking!

especially # 1 & 3.

xx

Diego R. Wyatt said...

To be so young (in fashion designer years) he has such a clear, distinctive and innovative vision. He is amazing. His masterful use of prints is by far the best the industry has seen since Emilio Pucci. His collections always make me envious of womenswear lol. I hope he jumps into menswear.

ZombieLace said...

I loved the tans of his Fall stuff, but the color is fabulous as well!! Maybe it's just me, but even though it's colorful it still feels kind of subdued and controlled, nothing wacky and frenzied about it.

MizzJ said...

Thanks for the intro to his hot young designer! I love his use of color blocking, it's all very modern and so fun!

Sara Morante said...

Humm... Isn't that style very "30's" like?? Is it something to do with the world economy? ;) Lovely line, very geometric, and the colors, colorful, yet sober..
Hey, Carrie, why don't you do a post about hair and make up tendences? I am curious now... ;))
LoL

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

what a lovely collection, so in love with that 3rd dress! :)

Juliet said...

I love these! He's just so talented! Great post!

juliet xxx

Dooder City said...

Great color combinations. I love him as well.

Wanderlusting said...

I love that tone of blue and the way he uses it. Definitely think that first dress after the camel one is the bomb.

amy b.s. said...

wow, the colors are electric!

LFC said...

Love the second to last dress. Also love the blazer on the last dress. All outfits are amazing. Great post.
XOXO
LFC

Sara Morante said...

Thanks for the link to your make up post, Carrie!
And, as I suspected, it is indeed, very much like the 30's style, even the make up. Is it or is it no? Those eyebown, the shadows, the make up, marking the geometry of the face. Lovely. Very sober and "atrevido".

LoveMore said...

oh i LOVE the third dress! all these looks remind me of a lake or something...so pretty :)
xx bel

Miss Yaya said...

i'm loving that little mix of blue with the rest. oh if only my wallet could handle this

Nemerae said...

Love his Spring 09 collection!!
xx

Nemerae said...

PS: his Fall 09 collection for Pollini is also amazing, have you seen it??

F Blog said...

i love the spring 09 collection!!

rossovelvet said...

I love him and his peculiar soft-and-sharp touch.
I've adored that 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier crosses Casse-Noisette ' collection from last season. Really, it's SO inspiring, and the color and contrasts between the materials were perfect.

Amazing post !

captivateme said...

me too, me too! I remember an editorial of his work once and I immediately fell in love. The tailoring and color combos are just exquisite!!

Tiffany said...

gorgeous. love the use of color in his collections. great post!

Tracy-Girl said...

i really like all of the colors, especially the last picture you put up with the blue jacket and white skirt! classy!

lisa said...

All lovely pieces, but I think I like the Morgan gown best.

Nil said...

I love his collections

Erika said...

I absolutely love that first picture. If only I looked that chic and put-together when walking down the aisles. :)

Crave said...

Yes, great use of color! Love the Spring 09 collection!

dapper kid said...

He is SO fantastic! The colours in the Spring 09 collection were so delightful :) And that collab dress with Target is so beautiful.

La Belette Rouge said...

I'd never heard of him before. I do like his use of colour. But does he do anything in all black?;-)

Blicious said...

i love all the color! :)

The Seeker said...

Interesting and lovely pieces, like WendyB the use of colour is great

xoxo

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

And now I love him too! Thanks, CC x

GuapĆ³logos said...

I love the third picture, the one with the part-white dress and the last picture the frock with the blue/golden blazer. Amazing use of color!

Penny said...

such gorgeous lines, they are so flattering!

alexandra said...

oooo love these! xo

maggie said...

i really love that first dress in the 2008 collection! great color blocking! :D

J'Adore Fashion said...

love him too, amazing collections especially his blazers and cuts!!!
xoxo

UberOriginal said...

I haven't really seen to much of his designs to date, but I really like his use of colour in this new collection :) xx

Cammila said...

So many of these have a almost perfectly flattering silhouette. And the colors! Gorgeous.

Nicole said...

Oh myy those dresses are just to dye for!
Love youre blog.

♥ Marta ♥ said...

I adore his stuff...always so perfect :)

Emerald Dandy said...

CC, you are spot on! Jonathan Saunders is a brilliant addition to the world of fashion!

Cheers from Seattle,
Emerald Dandy

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

I love his use of shapes and color.

Bella said...

Oh, I'm a smitten kitten over the Spring 2009 pieces... and the Lulu kaleidoscopic silk frock is way too fabulous for words!


xxx
Bella

Eden said...

hi cc,

yeah, i agree that jonathan saunders who will be one of the next big things. i'm not normally a fan of the colorblock technique but his work is seamless and he does it differently than most. very clean, avant-garde yet wearable. great post!

thanks for dropping by my blog by the way!

love always

eden
http://chicinthetropics.blogspot.com

The Socialite said...

He uses such great color, textures and designs! It's perfect for spring and going out!

sarah said...

oooh i like this, thanks

Cathy Voyage said...

I am so sorry for not commenting for so long!
Love the colours he uses!

Amelia said...

I love the very first look. The blue sleeves are really cool. The closest I've ever gotten to owning Jonathan Saunders was a Jonathan Saunders for Target skirt, but I didn't buy it in the end.

Savvy Mode SG said...

i love the use of color. i don't have a piece yet but you are tempting me.

coco said...

He always uses the most stunning colours. He's not one of my favourite designers but I do love his work.

Anika said...

Ahhh, Anika loves Jonathan Saunders too. Esp. Spring 09! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Hope you're having a blast bella :)

Keith said...

These are great. I love them. He's got a wonderful eye for color.

SOS! said...

SOS! loves JS too!
xx-LJ from SOS!

HoneyBunny said...

Wow amazing colour combination! Love it:)

Girl Japan said...

JS is now available at Target? Woo hoo.....this means I will actually be able to indulged ..

kingchic said...

I can't seem to like the olive colored satin-y elements mixed with the black, blue, and white. Other than that, the designs themselves are quite chic and well though out by Mr. Saunders! We <3

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