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Fashion by numbers: Jonathan Saunders spring/summer 2014

Swing As in the era of, which was all slicked-back hair and horn-rimmed glasses. There are overtones of affluent city living on the one hand – and an uncanny resemblance to Made in Chelsea's Oliver Proudlock on the other. Neon Ah, Day-Glo. The gift that keeps on giving. We've come to expect colour from JS, so neon is a natural development. In its shiny, sportswear-cum-bomber-jacket guise it's not for the faint-hearted, but would be just the ticket should you frequent the techno clubbing scene in Berlin on a weekly basis. Can you pull it off? Would you want to? Optics OK, time to get serious with the beating heart of this fashion story; optics and the advent of the technological era. You see how if you squint your eyes and stare at the diagonal striped top you see Marc Jacobs and Victoria Beckham dancing Gangman style? No? Me neither. Briefcase AKA fashion's hottest new collaboration, Jonathan Saunders for Smythson, and the only way to transport your orchard of apple products in the future. Rumour has it that David Cameron has requested one in every colour. Trouser I want to say that the London Collections sounded the death knell for skinnies, because there weren't any, but I can't, because we live in a time of postmodern fashion, which means that nothing ever expires. On the plus side you'll soon be able to don a far more flattering style of pleated trouser with abandon. Shoe It's a crossbreed. Part brogue, part winklepicker. We like! Total Sum Sometimes one can get too wound up with fashion's eccentricities. Get past the yuppie styling and focus instead on the muted tones of grey against neon, the sharp yet relaxed silhouette and the stand-off between pattern and block colour. FBN may like to mock, but Mr Saunders' sporty-smart offering for next spring is a worthy contribution to fashion's table. Source:


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