After years of producing 80-piece collections every six weeks and overseeing her design team, in 2007 Saundra started Ultrakat Productions Inc., a full-service design consulting company with client's worldwide.
Saundra now resides in Los Angeles after living in Paris, France. From 2009 to 2011 she worked as Head of Design consulting for Tally Weijl, creating their career and evening collections. She restructured the design team and increased gross profit.
She also launched her SZ brand, a sleek, sexy, simple, low maintenance clothing collection for 'women on the go' of all ages.
"Fashion is an adventure of joy and an expression of self. Clothes call to an individual and connect you creatively to your soul. To design the timeless favorites that one pulls out of their closet repeatedly; that a person knows makes them feel and look their best and fuses into their way of living, is rewarding as a fashion designer."
Saundra Saulnier knew as a little girl that she would be a fashion designer. Taught to sew by her dressmaker grandmother, the French Canadian native designed and sketched all of her clothes, took classes in art and pattern making, and studied the world of retail to gain a comprehensive understanding of the diverse aspects of the fashion business.
After an auspicious beginning to her career as a buyer for a contemporary four-store chain in Montreal, Saundra became a merchandiser for the Canadian division of Esprit de Corps. Later launched her first line, PYRAMID in Hong Kong. This contemporary clothing collection was sold in the USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, and Australia, and reached sales of $5 million the first year. Saundra enjoyed equal success with her sleek SAULNIER/NO LOGO collection. In this collection she combined her devotion to exercise and health and her passion for design throughout five years of substantial design and fabric development to create a line of stylish yet functional performance and lifestyle clothing.
The SAULNIER/NO LOGO collection, which was sold in stores such as Henri Bendel and Barneys Japan, succeeded in elevating Saundra's profile. She had helped revolutionize the specialized active market through performance cross-functional clothing with a modernized, ready-to-wear, more fashionable fit, and streamlined look. Her expertise in the specialized active market and her revolutionary spirit led to an offer from Danskin to update their image and product.
Recognizing Saundra's unmistakable design talent in everything from dresses to menswear, BebeSport offered her the newly created role of Design Director and relocated her from New York to Los Angeles in 2004.
Her visionary style, extensive industry experience, and expertise in trends, color, fabric, and creating collections from concept through production, were a matchless fit with this lifestyle brand. Saundra was also the originator of BebeSport's active apparel brand BBSP, increasing sales 64% in the first year.