September 26, 2009

s/s 2010 milan: jil sander.


you can’t just look at pictures of the jil sander spring collection, you have to study, look closer, get right into the heart of the fabric to really see the genius of what raf simons has done. there is movement, there is texture, there is depth, but even with all that there is simplicity.

all the pieces a working woman wants to wear and has come to expect from sander collections were still there–loose trousers, pleated shorts, tiered minis, belted blazers, simple day dresses, and long vests–in a palette that doesn’t call attention to itself (cream, black, khaki, navy with a little bit of red and blue). but what will get people’s attention are the details, like frayed edges, fabric flaps (looking like they were randomly sewn on), tulle trim, and knotted pieces. rounding out the collection were the shoes and bags, rough hewn wooden platforms with sculptural metal heels and rope straps, and nubuck frame bags with gold handles. for me, this collection was a gorgeous breath of fresh air in a season that so far has been heavy with trendy rehashes.

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