Taking his cue from the “masculine” way in which David Bowie – in his Thin White Duke persona – wore color and print, Jonathan Saunders sent out a striking collection that played with optical and psychedelic patterns on clean, formal silhouettes. Staging his presentation in a Covent Garden gallery space, the designer showed off pieces such as fine-knit cardigans, sharp trench coats, and slim double-breasted suits with prints that ranged from microscopic dots in blue, gray, and turquoise to pinstripes in stark black and white. The designer also wove texture into the lineup, as in a bomber jacket that came in a green and black bonded pinstripe fabric, and a cotton blouson jacket with 3D rectangle shapes worked into the fabric. “I think it’s important to work with texture in men’s wear — there’s a more subtle approach to color, so I like working with textile innovation within that,” said the designer.

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