September 25, 2009 Milan
Saunders is the print and color specialist of the two. His consultancy has taken a while to get into gear, but in a presentation shown on neon-painted racks in a room he'd styled himself, the kind of woman he's addressing came into focus for the first time. Easy, accessible pieces, like screen-printed T-shirts and jumpsuits with faded-out trompe l'oeil pockets and grid-patterned fine-gauge intarsia sweaters, were hanging next to double-layer chiffon A-line shifts with horizontal pleating in the hem. They were displayed alongside a line of checked bags and shoes, accessories being the core of Pollini's business. The palette of pale blue, pink, and red, sharpened up with black, came over as sweet and summery, and the prices, reportedly, are a notch or two lower than previous seasons'. Buyers in the room were liking that.