Jonathan Saunders goes DIY for his AW14 collection, check it out here.
For AW14 Jonathan Saunders decided to make do and mend, with an array of garments inspired by discarded objects. The first hint was dropped by Jonathan via twitter a few days ago, a telly screen with static which also made an appareance in the show. The set featured a pile of disused loudspeakers and televisions. Just as he took these to create a beautiful set, Jonathan Saunders took pieces of old fabric and recycled it to create beautiful womenswear pieces.
Saunders also stated menswear as a big inspiration for his collection, not saying he created feminine three piece suits, he channelled his inspiration by means of fabrics and textures. Instead of dainty light fabrics he opted for heavy wools on strong masculine overcoats. Feminity did find its way through however in intense flashes of red and pink and floral patchworks.
His inspiration didn’t stop there, Jonathan also cited Leigh Bowery and the dancers and costumiers of the 80’s who had no money but created decadence and theatre out of nothing. If anything this collection was about Saunder’s passion to create something beautiful.