Saunders went from Glasgow School of Art to Central Saint Martins, graduating with an MA in Printed Textiles in 2002 that won him the Lancome Colour Award. In 2006 he was awarded the Fashion Enterprise Award
at the British Fashion Awards. He received BFC Fashion Forward sponsorship for spring/summer 2007 and was shortlisted for the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2011. He has worked previously with Alexander McQueen, Christian Lacroix at Pucci and Pheobe Philo at Chloe, picking up invaluable lessons in “how to turn ideas into real product and the complexity of our timing schedules within the fashion industry”. Jonathan continues to consult for some of the largest and most prestigious print fashion houses in Europe.
Jonathan Saunders won the Emerging Talent Award - Menswear at the British Fashion Awards 2012.
Jonathan Saunders won the Breakthrough Menswear Designer Brand Award at the GQ Awards 2013.