Wednesday, September 22, 2010

At Jonathan Saunders, London

The best show I saw in London.

The combination of colors was great, the silhouettes were strong and flattering, and the models looked healthy, sexy and chic.


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  1. Domaine Schématique

    September 22, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Wonderful shapes, colors and patterns. Loving it!

  2. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    all of it is beautiful and un-frilly.
    i especially adore the orange camp-shirtdress.


  3. Ursula

    September 22, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    The color are beautiful! I want the orange dress!

  4. selena

    September 22, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    everything of this reminds me prada

  5. Collette Osuna

    September 22, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    The color pops are fantastic!! I wanna wear orange right now, lol:)

    great pics!

    Have a Fabulous day!
    Statements in Fashion Blog

  6. Marloes.

    September 22, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    I love the models. The collection looks great on them! I agree, amazing show.

  7. Turbo

    September 22, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    The lighting and colors are awesome!

  8. Rosenfeld & Dwornikovski

    September 22, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    so fresh and fascinating colors!

  9. Anaivilo

    September 22, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Loved it also! :D I like the shape of the skirts, so feminine! :D

  10. princess glee

    September 22, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Yes, the colors are wonderful, yes, the models look healthy and yes, I love it even though it kinda looks like Prada.

  11. chuck

    September 22, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Extremely fresh and crisp looking

  12. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Wow, super fresh!

    I'm a sucker for those ankle wraps.

  13. calculus_girl

    September 22, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    This is one of the few fashion shows I see and think "Wow, I could possibly wear some of those." Pretty much all high fashion nowadays is for sticks, and being not-so-skinny myself, I tend to scoff at most of the looks on the Sartorialist knowing that they wouldn't look good at all on me. A-line skirts look good on everyone, and they're classy and sexy. LOVING the red lipstick on the models.

  14. syd vicious

    September 22, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Beautiful and fresh!

  15. blake

    September 22, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Squeaky clean and full of confidence. I let out a little gasp of delight when the page loaded. Thanks Scott!

  16. ritournelleblog

    September 22, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Oh I love the makeup for this show! I never get tired of the red lip / nude face look.

  17. mayhem

    September 22, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    love love love the colors. now this is a job well done.

  18. litlstrawberry

    September 22, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    I like those kinda retro looks too.
    No military, no edgy, no big attitude….. ^^

  19. Alicja

    September 22, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    love the whole collection – just great!

  20. Lawn Party...

    September 22, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    YAY for color!

  21. Julie

    September 22, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    I am floored by ALL of these outfits! The color blocking combined with the softer florals and fabrics is really stunning.

    And those shoes! Love the grey wrapped around the ankles. I adore it all!

  22. ruta

    September 22, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I agree with you so much that this is the best collection in London. It is finally something fresh and modern, something that makes you feel a little bit inspired and happy. I don't want to be negative about fashion but nowadays it is often being really monotonous. The clothes and the name remind me of Jil Sanders which is also a good thing since I am a big fan of the brand :) Let's hope to have more positive vibes in Milano and Paris! I miss it !

  23. D*mac

    September 22, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Ohhh, I'm liking those two tone shoes.

  24. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    LOVE the shoes

  25. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Wow! I'm a landscape architect and these dresses look like sexy portfolio shots of landscape plans…LOVE THESE. Thanks for posting!

  26. Angel

    September 22, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    I need to get some work done, so Scott, please stop posting so many amazing photos in one day!!! LOL.. what can I say, the colors with neutrals and then those bright colors that POP!!! Such Feminine outfits, and could work off the runway just they way they are.

  27. jennim

    September 22, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Wow, I think this is my first time ever liking anything off a runway. New favorite designer? I think so.

  28. Demeter

    September 22, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Healthy? Look at no. 1 again…

  29. Valérie

    September 22, 2010 at 4:35 pm


  30. Rachael

    September 22, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    This collection looks amazing!! Love it, so pretty and crisp!

  31. EB

    September 22, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    LOVE the colour. love the silhouettes, love love love!

  32. julietsblog

    September 22, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    I too, love the shapes. And buttoned collars!

  33. Lena

    September 22, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Totally agree about the models looking healthy- they look fabulous!

  34. Nemee

    September 22, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    I love this collection! The bold colours are great.

  35. Wallace Chapman

    September 22, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Jonathan Saunders – wow, what a star!

  36. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Gorgeous, especially that orange dress. Alas, when I visit the Jonathan Saunders web site, I cannot locate any of these designs. :-(

  37. Devi

    September 22, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I absolutely love the shoes as well. I want them in all the colors.

  38. Adriana

    September 22, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Could not agree more! Gorgeous & bright.
    For some reason I also love the last model's little birthmark on her left leg. I have a leg birthmark too!

  39. Judith Ross

    September 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    These clothes are so beautiful they make me want to cry.

  40. Prutha

    September 22, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    loving the color blocking!!!

  41. Malgorzata

    September 22, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    So chic and so sexy :)

    great photo :)

  42. Hatchet

    September 22, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    I could put one of these girls amongst my Swiss-designed home decor and she'd look perfect. And I mean that in a good way. Very clean and fresh.

  43. Monika

    September 22, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    2nd and 3rd outfit = AMAZING:)

  44. Miranda

    September 22, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    these colors are great!

  45. A la Femme

    September 22, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    I love these looks!!

  46. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Those SHOES, especially the last pair.

  47. Catherine

    September 22, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Very crisp! I love that pleated skirt with the stripes on the bottom. Lovely!

  48. The Hautist

    September 22, 2010 at 6:04 pm


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  49. Leah

    September 22, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Not to be snarky, but in what universe would these models be considered "healthy" looking?? They're all super skinny (as usual), especially the top one. Her arms are scary! That being said, these clothes are adorable. The orange dress is to die for.

  50. Michelle Bobb-Parris

    September 22, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    So clean and fresh. I love these images. I want the clothes…


  51. jimjims

    September 22, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    these girls look too serious.

    but the styling is rad!

  52. Privalia MĂ©xico

    September 22, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    ¡Great collection! Lovely colours.
    Kisses, Privalia

  53. Matilda

    September 22, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    These designs and the shoes are a delicacy. And fantastic the combination of the colours with the tone of the skin of the models.
    But they are not healthy at all.


    September 22, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    I love the shoes!

  55. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Georgeous! Thanks for posting these and yes, that orange dress is to die for.

  56. Lau Sheow Tong

    September 22, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Real nice candy colours used sparingly!

  57. Olivia♥

    September 22, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    omg i love these!!! especially the first dress, just beautiful!!

  58. Bored_and_Agitated

    September 22, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    That first skirt almost made me die.

    goodness gracious.
    so clean, so crisp.

  59. eja_crepusculario

    September 22, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    The first photo is brilliant. Well done, Mr. Schuman.

  60. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    The orange dress with the turquoise belt…TO DIE FOR.


  61. fashionslap

    September 22, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Surprisingly I like it. It has that coming of age 60's housewife feel, but with color. I think now is the time to play with prints because let's face it there isn't much you can do to play with shape or shilouette anymore.

  62. Elizabeth Fay

    September 22, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    My, my! How pretty the tan dress and shoes are.

  63. Jonathon Pedrozo

    September 22, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    I love colour block & transparencies! smart dresses.


  64. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    nice, they look like a bunch of modern day versions of mad men secretaries, especially the orange one :)

  65. K.Cyrus

    September 22, 2010 at 9:22 pm

  66. Jane See

    September 22, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    This collection is so wearable I love them :) And I really like the belts too.

  67. Lee Oliveira

    September 22, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Wow, how fresh and gorgeous colours. Very girly chic.

  68. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    awesome! now i know what to do with my gaff tape! i have a roll of silver that's just dying to be wrapped around my ankles. so glad i don't have cankles…

  69. Ela Marin

    September 22, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    yeah, this collection is *awesome*. But I personally wouldn't use "healthy" to describe these models. They still look like other models who weigh 90 lbs.

  70. Chelly

    September 22, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    This collection is amazing. I love the dress with the orange pattern, the beige ensemble and everything else.

  71. SarahJayne @ Goldmine Trash Vintage

    September 22, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Those colors! <3 <3

  72. Fashion Cappuccino

    September 22, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    I agreed with Scott! The models look very healthy and pretty. In my opinion, most people who are still calling models skinny or unhealthy are way insecure about their appearance and are jealous. Sad.

  73. A E Jones

    September 23, 2010 at 12:25 am

    The shoes are phenomenal. Love the high ankle-wrap around the ankle and the minimal coverage in the front. Fabulous.

  74. Emily Jean

    September 23, 2010 at 1:07 am

    look at that color and those prints! wow. love it.

  75. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 1:34 am

    Uh-oh… I think I'm the only person who really isn't digging this collection. The shapes strike me as boxy and awkward, and the colors seem garish, not playful, at least in combination. (I'd love the blue & green shoes with something else.) But I appreciate seeing the images with your commentary (and that of the other commenters)–it's fun to share ideas and impressions with smart, thoughtful people!

  76. Avantika

    September 23, 2010 at 2:05 am

    oh love the blue and green shoes!

  77. - GraceCarolina

    September 23, 2010 at 2:39 am

    The models do look super healthy! I love the top part of the dress in the first picture. I think adding sheer accents to dresses and tops like that are so beautiful if done right.

  78. Roychelle

    September 23, 2010 at 2:42 am

    well, the colors used here are rather refreshing! my favorite would have to be between the 1st and the 3rd.

  79. clementine

    September 23, 2010 at 2:44 am

    yeah, i gotta say, while i dig the clothes, i wouldn't say the models are necessarily "healthy, sexy, and chic." maybe chic, but i see a lot of bones and flimsy arms and legs. this isn't to criticize those girls by any means, i'm just pointing out what i've observed. love the fashion, but wouldn't want to be one of the girls wearing it.

  80. agnes szucs

    September 23, 2010 at 3:07 am

    love them all… so fresh!

  81. Pink

    September 23, 2010 at 3:51 am

    love the red lips!!!!

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  82. Rosa&Carlotta

    September 23, 2010 at 3:53 am

    This collection is amazing!!
    I love almost everything, from the models to the shoes!

    Check out our fashion illustrations at ! = )


  83. grumpy

    September 23, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Cute shoes but too much toe cleavage for my tastes!

  84. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 5:10 am

    love the fresh prints and pops of colour against a quiet neutral backdrop. the make up is gorgeous – luminous skin, clean brows, juicy lips.

  85. classiq

    September 23, 2010 at 5:34 am

    beautiful collection! it's a hit

  86. Jack Daniel

    September 23, 2010 at 5:35 am

    They all look so chic…nice photography. Makes me wanna go back digital…..

  87. The Style Scout 2

    September 23, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Wow, agree, gorgeous! I love the orange print dress!

  88. Laura Harris

    September 23, 2010 at 7:03 am

    i love the plaided skirt!!! xxx

  89. 82Brute

    September 23, 2010 at 7:53 am

    I'm smitten! And I really appreciate the just-above the knee option for those of us past the age of mid-thigh. All too often this past Spring and Summer I'd fall in love with a dress only to realize there wasn't quite enough of it. These are beautiful and remind me of the lovely dresses, skirts and blouses my mother wore in the early 60s.

  90. Victoria

    September 23, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Fantastic colours and shapes. Love these.

  91. Paula

    September 23, 2010 at 9:14 am

    The orange dress! Oh my! I gasped with joy when I saw it! So pretty.

  92. all-in-the-silhouette

    September 23, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Prada meets Lilly Pulitzer. Vintage shapes, but with a totally modern palette and prints. (In fact, one of those prints looks just like a painting by Peter Alexander).

    Beautiful, beautiful collection, with (again) elegant shoes, thank goodness.

  93. rose

    September 23, 2010 at 9:34 am

    I agree, the models look healthy and fresh here, not gaunt like in some shows. and the colours are so fun and uplifting! :)

  94. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 9:38 am

    The second photo is amazing!

  95. sue

    September 23, 2010 at 9:49 am

    I love color so much and I love what you have posted!

  96. ingefaer

    September 23, 2010 at 9:49 am

    The shoes! So sexy and feminine!
    Clothes and colors lovely as well….I agree there are a couple of things I can imagine wearing -which is unusual for "runway" clothes!

  97. Caddy

    September 23, 2010 at 9:57 am

    I'm really happy to the see the return of longer skirt lengths.

  98. elxoxodemiprima

    September 23, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Undoubtly the best collection at LFW.
    prim, creative and still commercial.

  99. Simone

    September 23, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Absolutely beautiful!

  100. Flavia

    September 23, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I like more, this return of '50 years, that was amazing and crazy in the use of colors and of the woven clothes that seems not to coexist but is located so beautiful that likes.

  101. cashmere scarf addict

    September 23, 2010 at 10:30 am

    My gosh! I luuuurrrrrrrve the shoes! Wish my pocket and wallet won't hurt if I buy one! ;)

  102. Siblings

    September 23, 2010 at 10:35 am

    LOVE how striking the colours are.

  103. Sandy

    September 23, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Loves these outfits! They are so retro with a splash of bright colors. amazing!

  104. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 10:49 am

    stunning stunning stunning!

  105. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Beautiful and wearable, right off the runway. How rare is that? I agree with a previous poster that these are a throwback to ladylike clothes my mom wore. The orange dress has wonderfully-fitting raglan sleeves, my favorite cut. Thanks for these wonderful photos!

  106. annea

    September 23, 2010 at 11:42 am

    love when designers use color so unabashedly—the shoes are wonderful accompaniments to these lovely garments. it's wild in the best way!

  107. The Photodiarist

    September 23, 2010 at 11:56 am

    How fresh and bright. Especially the orange dress!

  108. proletarian Great Gatsby

    September 23, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Very current with a look to the past without falling into the copy.

  109. Colie

    September 23, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Love the color, classic yet daring. FAB!

  110. Zuzia

    September 23, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    the first dress is the best! awesome collection.

  111. Jenava

    September 23, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    OMG, I must get my hands on these clothes! I ADORE the orange and white colorblocked blouse + blue and white printed skirt.

  112. Blubbermädchen.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm

  113. Megan

    September 23, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    i love the orange dress with sweet baby blue splashes. i also love those blue shoes with green ribbon. Fantabulous!!

  114. Aasia

    September 23, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Orange band on the white shirt..Quirky.
    I'm an instant fan!

  115. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    those Louboutins are like a cherry on a piece of cake!!

  116. Therese

    September 23, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    These girls are not healthy, far to skinny. I've had anorexia and workes with people with eating disorders and I'm not accusing them for having a eating disorder, but they certainly need to gain weight for being normal weight.

  117. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    These clothes are just lovely. What a woman wants to wear.

  118. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    the models look healthy, sexy???

  119. wilson

    September 23, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    @ therese: please , get a life.
    not every skinny girl suffer from an eating disorder.
    I have 2 daughters, they are skinny as those models and absolutely healthy in all aspects.ahh, and I am a medical doctor.

  120. seeds

    September 23, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Those shoes look bloody awful. Like the models feet were about to slip out of them any second. They look terribly uncofortable and ill fitting. If you look at the pictures, you'll notice the models feet are hardly inside the shoes at all.

  121. Andrea Desde el TrĂłpico...

    September 23, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    The first dress is absolutely gorgeous!!

  122. Davidikus

    September 24, 2010 at 6:00 am

    Great pictures: you are completely right about colours, silhouettes and lines!

    Overall London Fashion Week has been extremely disappointing. I guess London has disappeared off the world map of fashion this season. There were a few good collections, but so few! I would expect ten times that in NYC, twenty times that in Milan or in Paris.

    I shall definitely remember Jonathan Saunders from now on.

  123. Anonymous

    September 24, 2010 at 8:43 am

    This show is really great. Compare to the Prada show. These clothes are wonderfully wearable.

    The only problem I have is the length of some of the skirts. Whereas the length of the orange dress is perfect I just don't think the flare suits the shorter dresses. It's trying to make grown women look like little girls and I think this is a bad idea.

  124. Anonymous

    September 24, 2010 at 9:25 am

    For some reason these outfits made me think of Grace Kelly.

  125. Loresfashion

    September 24, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    love the first creation!

  126. LimtdEdition

    September 24, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    i LOVE all of the looks! Structured yet playful!

  127. Joanna Roman

    September 24, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Oh yeah!!! Nothing to add to your comments :)

  128. Olga ('miscellanious')

    September 24, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    so sophisticated, and obviously sexy, in a subtle way. thank you for posting, haven't ever heard about this label, what a shame))

  129. Sarah Bee

    September 24, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Is it just me, or is there something in the line and style of those shoes that make the foot look even more naked…than if the girls had been barefoot. Concealing to reveal. Very sexy

  130. Malin Guinn

    September 24, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Love it, one of my favorites, got Gucci S/S 2011 look book from their fashion show, also liked Versace. Al in my blog under the Label Look book,

  131. The Hype Around...

    September 24, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    An avalanche of freshness! Love the style and the great use of color. And how about that orange print shirt dress….

  132. Lima

    September 24, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    This is the kind of selection I aspire to in my own wardrobe. If I could afford these pieces, I'd buy every single ensemble. Such a great twist on classic almost "Mad Men" style. Sigh. Knock off suggestions? Anyone?

  133. Claud

    September 25, 2010 at 2:48 am

    Wow, I can see why! And it's just in the photos! What more if I saw them in actual? This is lovely overload! :)

  134. esther

    September 25, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    that first dress, GAH!

    these clothes are really and truly refreshing to see. sweetly feminine yet daring.

    this almost makes me tired of the distressed and disheveled looks that are so prevalent.

    thanks for sharing.

  135. KiraLynn

    September 26, 2010 at 12:16 am

    I love it! It makes me so happy when I see unique design on the runway that is actually wearable. That orange splatter print is fresh and beautiful on that classic silhouette. And, the turquoise accent is perfect.

  136. raul

    September 26, 2010 at 11:43 am

    i totally agree with the doctor who posted above..As a family doctor myself I see these models looking very healthy indeed.
    what much of people don't still know is that what they see as "normal" is in reality slightly overweighted.
    fantastic collection. the best from London

  137. VIKIDEA

    September 26, 2010 at 11:46 am

    VIKIDEA loves Jonathan Saunders' outfits. Coloured and amazing dresses, so fresh and gorgeous

  138. Elisa K.

    September 26, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    I think I am in Love…

  139. Alegna

    September 26, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Beautiful. I love this collection. I want these clothes. And the ballerina-esque shoes with the ankle wraps. Love the colors.I just love everything about it.

  140. derek

    September 27, 2010 at 12:19 am

    loves it~~!!! its colorful but it's not distracting!

  141. Anonymous

    September 27, 2010 at 12:47 am

    love the looks and really appreciate your mentioning that the models look healthy, sexy and chic! so many models look so scary they almost unfairly turn me off from the clothing itself.

  142. no name.

    September 27, 2010 at 2:23 am

    i love what the first model is wearing, i would love that, wonderful colouring, summer is finally here…

  143. Cassandra Marie

    September 27, 2010 at 10:30 am

    These outfits are so cute! Great collection :)


  144. Lindalou

    September 27, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    The colour looks amazing, especially as everyone in the background is wearing black!

  145. Maggie

    September 27, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Hey i was just looking through the Liberty London Girl blog and found a picture she took at this show. You are in it across the runway from her! I thought you might like to know.

  146. lenathediva

    September 27, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Must have that orange dress now. I have always loved Jonathan Saunders. The shoes are genius. Simple so that the focus is on the clothing.

  147. Adrianna Traxler

    September 28, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    I will do anything to own that last skirt…its pure perfection.

    Gorgeous collection

  148. Suz

    October 1, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    those colours are pure love

  149. josiechay

    October 13, 2010 at 6:26 am

    i agree, they certainly look healthy, and my what brilliant pairing of colours.

  150. Nicole

    August 10, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    I positively love the shoes!!! Colours are amazing.

  151. billy

    October 23, 2011 at 11:03 am

    very delicious look


    December 20, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Soooooooooo great !

  153. Jen

    April 9, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Love the shoes!

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