Since the announcement about closing his namesake brand, Jonathan Saunders is among many designers listed to be the next designer for Dior. After Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz sudden resignation, Saunders’ surprise move fuels speculations on filling the role of Raf Simons at the French luxury brand.
Words: Teh Yusof, Subeditor: Tsakane Chabane
Award winning designer, Jonathan Saunders who’s fans include had Duchess of Cambridge and Michelle Obama, decided to close his brand. His clothing line, which was started in 2003, released the statement earlier this week that Saunders is resigning as creative designer.
Reportedly, the decision was due to “personal reasons.” The brand will be working on orders for Spring 2016, then cease all operations.
Jonathan Saunders to Dior? Maybe. I know a designer or two who were interviewed for the job and LVMH wants them to close their lines.
— bryanboy (@bryanboy) December 8, 2015