by Ben Knight Evans .

Jonathan Saunders at London Collections: Men

Providing the venue for Jonathan Saunders' inaugural standalone menswear presentation, the Elms Lesters Painting Rooms has the nearby theatre district to thank for its lean loftiness. The lovely Fred Butler informed us the building was one of the last remaining sites that nearby theatres' huge set-pieces were hand-painted in and both Butler's inimitable Technicolor and the building's lean elegance were seen in Saunder's slick collection. Forever inspired by the proportions, colours and geometry of the Bauhaus movement, Saunders continues to solidify his own aesthetic with this collection and its popping prints set against a technical and tactile choice of fabrics.