With just one full womens collection under his belt Jonathan has already found his signature style - a very British take on androgyny with great tailoring and hints of school uniform. For spring he's blended it with a navajo vibe - not an obvious combination but it worked. He tackled to mis-matched, collage effect that's having such a moment, pairing striped cotton mens shirts with lace-up leather detailing, whipped up beautiful jackets from raffia and heavyweight cotton and layered shimmering patches of chainmail over gympslip dresses and narrow tailored trousers.
Last seasons paisley print (much spotted amongst the fashion crowd yesterday) was given a bolder, more graphic spring makeover, and the shoes, which have in past seasons been a bit challenging for all but the most die-hard fashion followers, had a much more commercial slant thanks to a new partnership with Aldo. And his square hole punched leather pieces were more covetable than those tried by many of the more familiar names in New York.
All in all a big hit - and a catwalk slot surely can't be far behind.More