Jonathan Saunders


Jonathan Saunders (1977) Scottish stylist

Jonathan Saunders, born in 1977, is a Scottish stylist known for his printing skills and his irresistible use of colour.

In 1999 he graduated in printed fabrics at the Glasgow of Art and he continued his studies in the prestigious Central Saint Martins of London. Just 48 hours after his graduation fashion show, in 2002 Alexander McQueen noticed his talent and called him to make prints for his Spring 2003 collection Bird-of-Paradise. Jonathan Saunders decided to found his brand in 2003, and debuted at the London Fashion Week in the same year (the brand closed in 2016).

Jonathan Saunders
Jonathan Saunders

He worked as a consultant with Christian Lacroix at Pucci, and at Chloè at the time of Phoebe Philo. In 2008 he was chosen as the creative director of the brand Pollini and thanks to him the brand registered an increase in profit that reached 42 million pounds in 2017. In 2016 he was appointed chief creative officer of Diane von Furstenberg, with the aim of reinventing the label to involve the new generations. Despite the enthusiasm of the press and of the founder herself, who called him her heir, after only 18 months he was fired.

Soon the decision to put fashion aside and to jump into the design industry arrived, translating his passion for multicolored patterns and silk-screen prints from clothes to design objects.

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