Being one of the most anticipated shows was surely a double-edged sword for Jonathan Saunders, with the pressure on for the designer to up his game on a spring 12 collection that played a large part in securing him the BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund prize. True to Saunders’ form for showing in spectacular settings, we sat 19 floors up looking out on a sunset skyline to take in the bright and bold show. Opening with tailored trousers and blazers in Saunders’ silk jacquards, the collection moved into A-line sleeveless dresses, printed florals and striped and checked knitwear. Meadow green, sunset orange and plum were key in an unashamed vivid use of colour, an interesting trend developing in London considering the autumn season. The floral embroidered dresses on sheer fabrics were the crown in this grown-up yet playful collection.