Jonathan Saunders, hailed as one of the most exciting and captivating fashion designers of the London showcase, has just been nominated the new Creative Director of Dior. To welcome him at Dior, his first capsule collection will be first presented in London and not in Paris as usual. Dior has ordered a new weapon of mass creative construction for the Dior label and makes a mockery of the Paris Fashion Federation – Shame on them!
Born in Scotland, Saunders graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1999 with a BA in Printed Textiles, going on to graduate from Central Saint Martins in 2002 with an MA with distinction in Printed Textiles. Besides, his creative understanding of fashion has resulted in collaborations with dancers, artists and interiors companies alike.
Whether designing carpets for The Rug Company, installations for the V&A or costumes for choreographers, the key codes of his house’s aesthetic – innovation, craftsmanship and a creative use of pattern and colour– have been translated into numerous different manifestations, each to resounding acclaim.