Unravelling

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By Bianca Saunders003: Fallow

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London-based designer Bianca Saunders has long been preoccupied with intimate explorations of identity through her garments. Using influences from her British and West Indian heritage, and what that means in London today, research, and her own archives, Saunders pushes to create cultural exchanges through sound and film.


Model Trey is wearing White Ripple Jogger Pants: relaxed-fit, cotton-fleece lounge pants in white. Mid-rise. Two-pocket styling. Concealed drawstring at elasticized Waistband. Elasticized cuffs

Her ability to create boundary-blurring menswear, which does justice to, as she puts it, “the spectrum of masculinity,” has made her a fast-favorite among those in the industry. Her elevated casual wear is highly technical—inventive and elegantly tailored—but never self-serious.

In this shoot for Saunders’ Autumn/Winter 2019 collection, directed creatively and photographed by Gabriele Rosati, Bianca Saunders continues along this trajectory to investigate the poetics of domesticity, using the idea of the bedroom as a place of comfort. Based on intimacy and self-exploration, UNRAVELLING is informed by research on specific artists’ poetics that have always worked on this thematic, such as Tracey Emin and Igor Mitoraj. 


Long Sleeve cotton fleece sweatshirt in white. Rib knit crewneck collar and cuffs. Pleating at shoulders.

Cotton poplin shorts featuring check pattern in brown, white, and black throughout. Ruched detailing throughout. Mid-rise. Elasticized waistband. Draping is on display in this brown checked shirt. It is crafted in the UK from lightweight cotton poplin and features roomy, semi-raglan sleeves that taper to barrelled cuffs. Ruching along the side seams and front placket accentuate the curved hem.


Bianca Saunders’ black “Paul” shirt is rendered in lightweight nylon shell to capture the experimental use of fabrics. It is made in the UK to a relaxed fit with a concealed buttoned placket and a stepped hem.

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UNRAVELLING Autumn/Winter Collection 2019 by Bianca Saunders