Designer Jonathan Saunders Resigns and Closes Jonathan Saunders Label
British fashion designer Jonathan Saunders announces his resignation and the close of his eponymous label following the SS/16 Season. The news is certainly shocking and is the latest in a seemingly sporadic series of big name fashion exits.
From talented designer Alber Elbaz departing Lanvin to mastermind Raf Simons stepping down from his position at Dior, it seems to be the season of shocking exists. While some departures have stirred up more dust in the rumor mills than others, Saunders has been relatively candid citing “personal reasons” as the justification for closing the Jonathan Saunders label.
Saunders issued the following statement, “It is not a decision that I take lightly and I am eternally grateful to my team for all their hard work and dedication,” he shared. The exit also brings on the end of a business friendship with investor Eisha Bharti Pasricha. So far the designer has indicated that all is well between him and Bharti as he issued the following statement, “Eiesha has not only been a fantastic partner over the last year, but an incredible support and we remain close. I am very thankful for all of the friends that I have across the industry, and I look forward to working with everyone again soon on future creative projects.”
After 12 years steering his label and working to shape the British fashion arena, Saunder’s departure is certainly a blow to the moral of his close knit community. However, we’re sure that this certainly isn’t the end of the road for Saunders. With the shock of fashion’s latest exits and appointments only time will tell where the talented young designer will land next.
Keep scrolling below to take a look at Jonathan Saunders’s final collection (for now) Jonathan Saunder S/S 16.