What I love most about many of the designers coming out of London right now is how unafraid they are to experiment and play with wild and unusual color combinations, and mixed prints. One of the most prominent British designers to do so is Jonathan Saunders, who has made a name for himself with his printed textiles, and his talent for engineering his distinct silkscreen designs around pattern pieces. This season Saunders used a vivid array of flora and fauna that have a vaguely tropical feel, and remind me a bit of Jim Thompson's famous Thai textiles. I love the way the bold prints contrast with the strong architectural cuts of the pieces, which update the more traditional looking motifs with a completely modern spin.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011