Runway Review: Jonathan Saunders Spring 2014

Despite the grim and gray weather that ruled in London, we got a glimpse of sunshine and summer through Jonathan Saunders' latest collection. After a few seasons of pretty, but not that memorable clothes, Saunders hit a home run with this travel inspired collection...and it was quite a special one for the designer because it marked his tenth year of showing in London.

Jonathan spoke to the press backstage and said that he was inspired by the first people he ever made clothes for - his girlfirends. The inspiration definitely came through because if I had to use one...okay, two words to describe this collection, they would be: cool and youthful.

Everything seemed so comfortable and easy to wear, yet still managed to hold on to its cool factor (it is LFW, after all). Take, for example, the cropped jackets with colorful suede insets (color-blocking is one of Saunders' strong suits) and the shiny silk shorts.

Saunders was also quite big on shirts. Breezy, light as air and mostly transparent, they were embroidered with stunning flowers in various colors. Although they might sound pretty girly, they could definitely handle the rough treatment provided by some worn-out boyfriend jeans for a cool street style outing.

Silky bomber baseball jackets were a motif rooted in Jonathan's menswear collection and, as I presumed, it works quite beautifully on both sexes. His and hers Saunders.

Wow, I am baffled that this year marks the ten year anniversary of Jonathan Saunders as a working designer. Managing to keep his work this fresh, season after season for this many years proves that he is soon to become one of the all-time London greats.

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Photos from Style.com

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