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Saunders invested a beautiful bunch of ideas into his subtle yet striking #SS13 collection. With expectations high, the Scot didn’t disappoint, choosing the vast Tanks at Tate Modern as his stage, he used the tomb-like-spaces thoughtfully and creatively, exaggerating curves and colours with mirrors that reflected his choice of silhouette and palette. The collection started off slow; block colours went bumper to bumper with slivers of golden and silver shimmer seen in knee-length skirts and jackets. Saunders kept the silhouettes simple, satisfying the magpies and letting the shiny stuff do the talking. Just as things eased into predictability, Saunders injected delicate geometric prints and a his ever-masterful colour fades. As the procession neared its close, he ditched the subtleness and truly let loose with suits, dresses and skirts drenched in sequins. Doing what he does best with great aplomb and adding a hint of something totally new, Jonathan once again left us begging for more.
Text: Lewis Firth
Photography: Mitchell Sams
See all of our SS13 womenswear coverage here.