June 05, 2008
Jonathan Saunders achieved the goal of infusing his Resort collection with "a bit of joy" by using optimistic fabrics: shiny cotton sateen, changement chiffon, and acid-colored prints. They added a touch of what the designer called "opulent seventies richness" to the clothes. Though the overall effect was still clean-lined, the use of feminine detailsa ruffle here, a drape therewas new. Saunders had also given some thought to glamour. An ingeniously suspended chartreuse and black evening gown was the very definition of the word.