With menswear shows across both sides of the Atlantic embracing the penchant for pattern for several seasons, it seems a style-appropriate time to step the trend up a gear with these standout Francis trousers from Jonathan Saunders.
Acknowledged as the master colourist of modern fashion, Glaswegian-born Saunders studied printed textiles at the Glasgow School of Art, following up with an MA in 2002 at Central Saint Martins in the same discipline. Within two days of hanging up mortar board and gown following his graduation from Saint Martins, Saunders was approached by Alexander McQueen to produce his famed bird-of-paradise print for the 2003 collection. Having also spent enviable stints as consultant designer for the eminent houses of Pucci, Christian Lacroix and Chloe, Saunders possesses a sound design pedigree and experience.
Since founding his own eponymous label in 2003, Saunders’ brand and vision has held a unique place in the design hall of fame, offering a visionary comprehension of colour and pattern, and an exceptional sartorial alchemy. Working with intricate and specialist techniques to engineer his eye-catching prints, this quixotic designer is intimately involved with the entire production process of his creations.
A refreshing change from indigo denim and colour-pop chinos, Saunders’ Francis trousers, from the acclaimed AW12 line, are guaranteed to demonstrate your sartorial authority with their ultra-modernist feel. Crafted from multi-tone wool and silk threads, these statement trousers are a dynamic tribute to digital-age style.
Expertly cut and tailored in a lean silhouette, these distinguished separates are an essential investment for the modern urban man who is an innovator, rather than a follower.
Available now over at Matches.