For Fall / Winter 2014, SAUNDER was inspired by the 1980’s BBC Miniseries ‘The Singing Detective,’ the story of a pulp novelist hospitalized for a chronic skin condition. While in hospital, our protagonist drifts into feverish dream sequences where he believes he is a Noir detective – soon enough, these dreamscapes overlap with reality, mixing our novelist’s hallucinogenic fantasy with memories of growing up in wartime Britain.
Emily Saunder’s collection explores the overlap of the film noir era with the aesthetic of the 1980s. It combines film fatale silhouettes with both a palette and geometric pattern referencing the 1980s.
The MEGAN ISAACS for SAUNDER F/W14 Jewelry Collection marks Saunder’s second collaboration with the accessories designer, in a capsule where ten new necklaces present film noir through a pop art lens. Using materials commonly found in mass production, such as the use of glitter epoxy to create smoke rings effect, Isaacs marries pop culture with handmade, manifesting the true principles of the Pop Art movement.
SAUNDER, the contemporary ready-to-wear line by Manhattan-based designer Emily Saunders, can be best described as a reflection of the varied, worldly tastes and temperament of its designer. Saunders infuses her line with global influences, reflecting her early life traveling often to cities far and wide, but always tinges it with an overall flavor of her hometown, New York City. SAUNDER encapsulates the essence of femininity with a quirky eclectic twist, providing beautifully unique clothes for any occasion. SAUNDER is produced from start to finish in Manhattan’s Garment District, holding quality and craftsmanship to the highest standard.
MEGAN ISAACS for SAUNDER: Native New Yorker Megan Issacs grew up in the same downtown Manhattan neighborhood as Emily Saunders, and the two attended the United Nations International School together. Megan mixes her South African heritage and her New York upbringing to create wearable art jewelry line incorporating bold shapes in sterling silver, semi-precious stones and found objects into her diverse collections. Each piece is crafted by hand in the artist’s studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, using eco-friendly materials and metalworking techniques.
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