MILAN, Mar 22, 2009 / FW/ — Signing his second collection for Pollini, Jonathan Saunders stayed away from Pollini’s signature prints and it’s instead, the British-born designer proposed appliqué as prints, while he was also presenting new silhouettes for the label.
Both Pollini and Jonathan Saunders fans did not have to worry though; Saunders got the audience at hello beginning with the black military-inspired coat with three rows of brass buttons, one row for each side and at the placket, wherein the buttons were actually functional as closures.
The mutton sleeves were also decorated with buttons and the shoulders were padded, and thus, Saunders gave nod to the 1980s pagoda sleeves craze this season.
Fur, proposed as soft and light were seen peeking from collars or used as boas; skinny pants in leather, small waist, inverted U as designs for skirts give the collection a futuristic feel. But, what is more important is that Jonathan Saunders in two seasons had made the brand relevant to the fickle-minded Net-generation fashionistas.