Scottish fashion designer Jonathan Saunders calls it quits, stepping down as creative director of his label, citing the decision was made due to “personal reasons.” He is famed for his colourful prints and elegant designs. As a result, the London-based brand will close, less than a year after recruiting both a new investor and Chief Executive.
Mr. Saunders and his partner, Eiesha Bharti Pasricha, an Indian businesswoman who took a stake in the label in January, made the announcement on Tuesday.
“It is not a decision that I take lightly, and I am eternally grateful to my team for all their hard work and dedication,” he said in a statement.
“Eiesha has not only been a fantastic partner over the last year but an incredible support, and we remain close,” he said. “I am very thankful for all of the friends that I have across the industry, and I look forward to working with everyone again soon on future creative projects.”
Saunders started his label in 2003, he was part of emerging British designers such as Christopher Kane and J.W Anderson, sharing a number of celebrity clients including Michelle Obama, Sienna Miller and Samantha Cameron.