‘A Michael Clarke disco girl’. That’s who Saunders would like to see wearing his SS13 collection. Arty, fierce and cool with unkempt hair and just the right amount of shimmer. Or, in the case of Saunders collection, high shine metallics.
His garments, with their chic polka dots, satin sheen and just the right amount of bare skin, are perfect for this muse. Full of optical illusions, colour, frivolity – at least from the front. The subtle sexuality of the catwalk model as she prowled down the runway came to an abrupt end as she turned to retreat backstage. What viewed one way was fun and flirty, when viewed another was a dramatic and unyielding matte black.
Saunders himself admits, ‘This is the hardest collection I’ve ever done’ and perhaps this evident split-personality in his clothes is the result. Too many inspirations. Too many ideas. The result? A lot of colour. An unusual variation of garments. One gorgeous collection.
Text: Zoe Dickens
Photography: Kirill Kuletski