Scottish born print designer Jonathan Saunders graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1999 with a BA in Printed Textiles, going on to graduate from Central Saint Martin’s in 2002 with an MA with distinction in Printed Textiles, subsequently winning him the Lancôme Colour Awards 2002. In September 2006, he was awarded the Fashion Enterprise Award by the British Fashion Council.
Saunders coordinates designing his own label alongside consulting for some of the world’s largest fashion houses. Recent collaborations have included Topshop and U.S. brand Target. Following nine on schedule shows in London, Jonathan Saunders then moved his catwalk show to New York in February 2008 and has presented three show’s to date as part of New York Fashion week. As a special invitation from the BFC for SS10, September 2009 fashion week, Jonathan Saunders presented back in London for the 25th anniversary of London fashion week.
Saunders uses traditional silk screening techniques, developing the concept of engineering prints around pattern pieces. In effect each garment has its own specifically designed print rather that one standard print being used throughout a collection. Saunders uses up to twenty silk screens per design and will have as many as twenty prints within one collection, thus individualising his pieces and creating a visually exciting collection.