>> The sunset shades of Miami Beach met the undone ladies of Valley of the Dolls in Jonathan Saunders Spring 2012 collection. Pastel peachy and blue hues — punctuated by vivid brights like aqua, orange, and fuchsia — turned up on updated '60s separates, while prints like a turquoise tile-print and a delicate polka dot were splashed across silky tops and full-skirted shifts. “I’ve been toying with the idea of ‘pretty’,” he explained.
Saunders spent the last year doing trunk shows in Boston, L.A. and New York — and his new-found understanding of his customer showed. With all the easy shapes and gorgeous color mixing, this season felt ladylike, elegant, wearable — and ultimately, super fresh.