Go festive with colours!

The festive season is upon us! How do we remain chic with festive fashion disasters all around us?

My suggestion: stay away from the obvious colours, green and red. Instead, go for bright colours, it is big this season, it is cheerful and it makes you look fresh even if you have been party hopping.

Jonathan Saunders’ latest collection is elegant and chic. The use of fresh and bright colours creates an effortless look. You don’t look like you are trying too hard. Subtle sophistication is the way to go!

Described as “pretty dresses with just enough edge to stay this side of saccharine”, Tim Blanks attributes this to Saunders’ skill as a colourist. Saunders is best known for his work with prints and it is no surprise that within two days of his graduation show at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Saunders was commissioned to design prints for Alexander McQueen. He produced the vibrant bird-of-paradise print for McQueen’s 2003 collection.

Here are some looks from his own Spring 2011 collection.

A beautiful top with a soft pastel colour is contrasted with a bright and bold orange band across the skirt. Simple and yet mesmerizing.

Something I will definitely wear, I love the fluoro orange and sky blue combination.

Black and white? Why not! Simple yet daring, the short skirt and plunging neckline says it all.


A gorgeous day dress, the print gives it an almost vintage look. However, the cut is so modern, the end result is perfect blend of modern and contemporary.


The dress almost looks like a canvas of paint splashes. Stunning.

Time to put on some colours!

X Sybil

(Images from NY magazine)

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One Response to Go festive with colours!

  1. Alice says:

    I loved just LOVED the Jonathan Saunders collection. Thanks for posting!


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