Bianca Saunders is a menswear designer born and based in London. She graduated with a Master of Arts degree from The Royal College of Art in 2017. Her menswear label is an exploration of surrounding identities and draws heavily on Bianca's background growing up in London with West-Indian heritage.
Autumn-Winter 2018 collection, titled Personal Politics was presented at Pitti Uomo and focused on black male identities and challenging stereotypes of hyper masculinity.
Her Spring-Summer 2019 collection, titled Gestures, was showcased at London Fashion Week Men's, as part of the covetable NEWGEN: One To Watch sponsorship scheme. The offering focused on body language and mannerisms, as observed in research films made by the designer.
Bianca Saunders latest Autumn-Winter 2019 collection, titled Unravelling, was presented in January 2019, at London Fashion Week Men's. It continued to explore black male identity, this time focusing on self-expression in the expanse of the most intimate setting, the subject's bedroom.
Each of the collection uses familiar fabrics, usually found in modern wardrobe - from nylon and leather to cotton shirting, jersey and denim. Saunders masterfully applies garment manipulation including creasing and shirring to reflect wearer's identity struggles and being comfortable in your own clothes. The state of partial undress, seen as a styling choice, explores male sex appeal and subtly introduces feminine aspects to the menswear offering.