Fabric often comes first with Jonathan Saunders. In previous seasons, his work has explored experimental, textile techno-craft (spring's holographic metallics were stellar) but for Pre-Fall 2013, he took his digi-cloth in a decidedly more ladylike direction.
Spring's "future-flash" gave way to a more prim-and-proper set of proportions, yielding clothes that felt much more refined in attitude. Shapes spoke to the classic sportswear lexicon--the trench, the balmacaan, the pencil skirt, the twinset--but were realized in a range of optically "outta-this-world" prints and patterns (a striated camo and broad-band ombre were standouts). Hemlines hovered around the knee in tailored, soft, and voluminous skirt shapes, their variety democratically offering every woman a way to interpret Saunders' pop-polish come August.