Bianca Saunders presents her first solo catwalk show in Paris and it is a success

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Bianca Saunders made her debut show in Paris today after winning the Andam Prize of  €300,000 along with a mentorship from Balenciaga’s chief executive Cédric Charbit. The London menswear designer who has additionally been shortlisted for the LVMH Prize and the BFC/G Designer Menswear Fund, spotlighted by Gucci designer Alessandro Michele as part of the Gucci Fest proved to be more than deserving of every one of those accolades. The collection played with graphics and proportions and where many designers fall short, cutting the perfect pair of trousers, she more than excelled.

“I want the collection to be timeless-it could be now, it could be the past, it could be the future, it’s not just about one person-I want everyone to see a part of themselves in it”. says Bianca Saunders.

I do believe her dream will come true. As an aside, I loved the hair.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.