Jonathan Saunders collaborates with Smythson

11 October 2011 by

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If you are a fan of fashion and a collector of stationery – and who doesn’t love a good pad? You’ll be hot-footing it to Smythson or being extra nice to your loved ones in the run-up to Christmas to ensure you can get your mitts on one of THESE Jonathan Saunders beauties. He’s used two of the trademarks he’d perfected on womenswear – blocks of colour in smart tones for the exteriors, in goatskin leather with a black velvet inlay, as well as beautiful William Morris printed silk for the linings.

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How very, very civilised we’d feel scribbling our notes or stashing our iPad (we can dream, can’t we?) in one of these. Dashing Jonathan is growing in fashion stature each season, with his feminine yet modern prints and sophisticated use of colour tempting women in increasing numbers to buy into his aesthetic. He’s so skilled at creating clothes for a certain grown-up woman who needs to be taken seriously, but can’t bear to be boring. For these reasons the idea of him creating smart stationery for career girls feels like a neat fit with Smythson – well-known as one heritage brand which has embraced the fashion industry to update its rather traditional products. How lovely.

If you like the idea of these pads, take a look at what other extremely fashionable scribbling equipment you can treat yourself to at the moment . . .

Christian Lacroix notebook from LibertyChristian Lacroix notebook from Liberty

One of these lavish Christian Lacroix notebooks, £12.50 from Liberty (left) and £16.95 for this one on the right

Paul Smith notebook

Or one for the purists – how about a Paul Smith stripes number in which to compile your to-do list? £17.50 from Liberty

Louise Gray iPad case

OR this brilliantly colourful collage style Louise Gray iPad cover, available to pre-order now for £95 from the V&A shop.

- Naomi Attwood


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