February 28, 2009

f/w 09.10 milan: jil sander.


when i think of the future, i think of sleek “armour” in very neutral tones with flashes of color. although raf simons wasn’t in that headspace for fall, the collection he presented for jil sander was just that. it started simply enough, with simple coats, seamed shift dresses, high waist pencil skirts, and slim pants–all in classic colors (camel, black, navy, cream, grey) worn with pointy kitten heels.

then simons started exploring with seaming and subtle volume, like coccoon sleeve jackets, and by adding slivers of color, like an orange lining for an a-line skirt, or a curved waist in caution yellow. it was elegant but also sensual–armour-like, in that you aren’t showing alot of skin, but still a reminder that “i’m a woman.” it’s exactly what you want to wear in the future. or next fall.

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