Jonathan Saunders has just announced he's leaving behind his captivating collections in a shock decision to exit his namesake brand. The Scottish-born luxury fashion designer who began his brand ten years ago, has made the decision to step down as Creative Director and close the doors on Jonathan Saunders, the label.

Jonathan Saunders SS16 Show

In an official announcement, Saunders stated that his business partner Eiesha Bharti Pasricha, who joined the company in early 2015, had come to a mutual exit agreement, which is said to be a decision that will only be of benefit the brand: "It is not a decision that I take lightly and I am eternally grateful to my team for all their hard work and dedication," said Saunders. "Eiesha has not only been a fantastic partner over the last year but an incredible support and we remain close. 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."

The decision comes cited with personal reasons and for now Sauders is set to continue on with his creative collaboration with British brand The Rug Company. Watch this space!