Friday, 25 February 2011

Emily at Jonathan Saunders

Jonathan Saunders A/W11-12 collection delighted me as ex Chelsea textile grad Emily House is now head of print at JS studio, so its great to see how Emily's talent and confidence for print has come through in Jonathan Saunders latest Autumn/Winter collection. In a recent article in ID i-spy Emily talks about her transition from Chelsea into her career as a print designer at Jonathan Saunders. 'Chelsea helped me to see that it was possible to be very creative within the fashion industry and I came to realise that it was a fantastic art form and nothing to be daunted by'.

Jonathan's latest collection is inspired by Twentieth century American photographer/artist Paul Outerbridge (1896-1958) sets the atmosphere for the collection, Outerbridge, pioneer of colour photography, artist, commercial and fashion photographer and teacher. His early work reproduced in Vogue and Vanity Fair magazine and relationship later with surrealist artists Man Ray, Duchamp and Berenice Abbot. Outerbridge work seems to have had a strong relationship with fashion and the female figure. Jonathan Saunders cleverly captures the colour and atmosphere in his A/W collection, moody block colour, geometrics and beautiful elegant silhouttes steal the show at London Fashion week.

“Art is life seen through man’s inner craving for perfection and beauty–his escape from the sordid realities of life into a world of his imagining. Art accounts for at least a third of our civilization, and it is one of the artist’s principal duties to do more than merely record life or nature. To the artist is given the privilege of pointing the way and inspiring towards a better life.”
Quote: Paul Outerbridge

Jonathan Saunders A/W 11 images via
Paul Outerbridge Balboa Beach, California’ c 1950
‘Self-portrait on Lounge, Oceanside Resort, California’ c 1950
via Artblart
Emily House i-spy

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