LFW Spring 2012: Jonathan Saunders' Sophisticated Sirens
The Scene: Stylish front row ladies Ellie Goulding (who performed at our FABB conference earlier this month), Tallulah Harlech (daughter of Karl Lagerfeld’s main muse and creative consultant at Notting Hill’s new boutique Village Bicycle), Olivia Palermo, and Erin O’Connor provided so much eye candy, we barely noticed the loft space.
The Look: Electric Lady, complete with hair perfectly backcombed into low ponytails and eyes sporting wing-tipped black eyeliner. Saunders focused on satin 50s-style midi skirts, lightweight blazers, ombre inkblot print dresses, sheer chiffon camis in sorbet colors like orange, pink and a rather smart use of lime.
There’s a strong message coming out of the London shows, even on day two: effortless sophistication (which is one thing we love, love, love at Lucky). So this lady isn’t overly done. She leaves her tomboyish button up untucked over her white lace tee—the sleeves on both rolled up—when she wears it with her full skirt. And she’s not into heels: those Christian Louboutin bright colorblocked wedges are just so much easier to walk around in.
The Pieces We Want: That you forget that Saunders’ background is in textile design (he’s got an MA in it from Central Saint Martins, in fact) speaks oodles to his talent as a designer: his series of white chiffon paneled, pleated and tiered dresses were just as covetable as the lacy paisley print skirts.
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