What was desperately missing from New York Fashion Week was any sense that getting dressed should evoke some sense of joy. Remember joy?
With some notable exceptions (Derek Lam and Narciso Rodriguez), there was too much black (again), too many Ugly Betty parkas and ponchos, enough tortured high concepts and enough tricked up styling in place of good design to make one want to run for the hills.
You can usually count on the English to lighten things up and Jonathan Saunders presented a collection with a sophisticated sense of color and, yes, joy.
I would love to get a hold of some of his debut menswear pieces for myself!
See his entire collection here.