In his first presentation in Milan — off the official schedule — Jonathan Saunders took his lead from Sixties dandies, such as George Harrison, who embraced both color and texture in their wardrobes. He showed off snug-fitting jacquard suits with a blurry, blue-and-claret zigzag motif, sky blue jackets with a soft, quilted effect, and basket weave knits made from rayon and angora. Crewneck sweaters had a rippled effect. “Texture really excites me at the moment — it creates a sense of easiness and warmth,” said the designer.

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