Bianca Saunders takes us on a surrealist voyage for her FW21 collection ‘Superimposed’. The collection was presented in a black-and-white 1930s-inspired short film directed by Daniel Sannwald, who also directed her SS21 film.
Saunders was inspired by artists such as Jean Cocteau, Man Ray and Erwin Wurm after visiting several exhibitions in Paris last summer. Drawn to sculptures, the designer wanted to explore “how clothes move within the context of a body’s movement”.
From purposefully creased tops to ruched trousers, this collection offers an array of experimental garments, reimagining menswear with the signature Saunders spin. This season, the designer used several new techniques, such as subliminal printing. This practice, which can be seen on the denim pieces, revolves around printing an image of the scrunched up fabric onto a flat piece, creating a surreal illusion.
The collection is in collaboration with Wrangler, the signature Americana denim brand Saunders first worked with for her SS21 show. Saunders re-imagines the rough Texas cowboy look throughout her collections. In fact, transforming traditional menswear looks has become a core identity of the Saunders brand. The designer says her fluid take on these denim pieces is “something unique that no Wrangler customer will have seen before”.
‘Superimposed’ has offered an experimental take on classic looks and her surreal illusions have definitely messed with our minds. Though one thing has stayed clear throughout the collection – we want it all.
Watch Bianca Saunders’ FW21 collection here.