Looking back, imagining ahead with Saunder

Saunder unveiled its fall/ winter 2015 collection at the Empire Hotel in New York City on Feb. 12 as part of New York Fashion Week. The designs had a vintage feel, sort of as if you reached into your bubbe’s (Jewish grandmother’s) closet and collected some of her favorite pieces. But then the designer revamped them, broadened the shoulders to 1980s-era ‘Dallas’ width, and reworked the sleeves so they were more spacious. In some pieces, Saunder added embellishments– such as chrome plated spikes– that evoked a music video on classic-era MTV. The Elizabethan inspired hair and makeup added to the cutting edge feel for what could have been a dowdy collection. (PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN)

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