JIL SANDER – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW
At the end of Raf Simons’s final presentation for Jil Sander, the audience not only gave him a standing ovation, but also called the designer out one more time for an encore. Simons, who has spent seven years at the label, has now been called up to Dior, and Jil Sander will once again design for the label. For his last collection, Simons wanted to focus on a day in the life of a romantic relationship, embodying the pleasure of two individuals becoming one, but also the challenges and hard work it takes to maintain such a blissful state. The collection, largely of knee-length dresses and dress coats, struck a chord of 1950s elegance, demureness, and grace. The loose cuts of the dresses gave the impression of undergarments as outerwear, while the palette of blush pink, coffee, and pale grey kept things feminine and light. By the end of the show, Simons began to show the fissures in the relationship, presenting pieces incorporating black leather and PVC.
Fashion Week Coverage Directed by Indira Cesarine
Text by Emily Kirkpatrick