How do modern woman roar? Not all in the same fashion (pun intended). The ladies who lunch wear tasteful status, the ladies in corporate don strong clean suitings and the ladies who keep suburban USA in line tote the unabashedly cozy, coordinated and easy. Since women may occasionally share different roars, it's always interesting to see how a designer interprets their collections to accommodate for the diverse bellowing of women.
This is what I thought upon first seeing the Spring/Summer 2013 Women's Collection from Saunder. Who is this woman? What was Saunder trying to say about the woman being portrayed in this familiar yet brassy manner. Familiar yet brassy? Well the collection was familiar with feminine staple silhouettes like short square cut jackets, full skirted sheath dresses and flirty little tailored short shorts. A more brassy roar came from the execution of the aforementioned shapes.
Sheer panels sliced through a textured sheath dress, a shirt dress unorthodoxly modernized with a square cut jacket and flirty little cocktail dresses that left little to the imagination round about the midriff. There were cheeky design flourishes that made the fem shapes a bit more flirtatious with exaggerated splits and hiked up hems. However, the major element that made the collection more disco than debutante was color. Vibrant color was infused throughout the collection with some pieces getting a greater push being done is iridescent 70's night club lamés, bubble gum popping silk jacquard prints and glow in the dark 'ode to the 80's' cottons and silks.
Overall, the collection was a celebration of the fun and the feminine through silhouette and bold color with a glamazon 'party till the morning' edginess. So whoever this woman is, she likes to party on the town and she will roar. Something also tells me that her cosmopolitan sensibilities probably pack a mean bite as well.