- Jill Sander
- Milan Fashion Week Fall 2012
Have you ever seen anything this perfectly pretty in your life? Well.. yes probably. But seriously, so stunning.
As Raf Simons’ took his final bow after his swan song for Jill Sander, the tearful ovation he received made it evident that it could not have been a better collection to end with. Federico Marchetti even stated, “Raf was in tears at Jil Sander, the purest moment in fashion since I started in this industry.”
The Belgian designer delighted guests with a minimalistic, ladylike collection. Oversized, voluminous coats in camel and desaturated pastels that featured bright lining were offset by 50s inspired dresses that brushed the ankles. The coats were draped over many of the looks and either left open, tied at the waist or demurely clenched at the chest. As the the show progressed hemlines crept upwards and dresses became either body conscious or resembled slips and many featured piping giving a more contoured look. Navy, camel and flushes of juicy red emerge and were colour blocked between black. Finally the show wrapped up with all black dresses made of glossy garbage bag like material.
The stand out piece for me was the beautiful off-the-shoulder navy dress that featured an adorable cutout at the chest and flared out to the ankles. It was so elegant and echoed the feeling of the entire collection perfectly in one lovely package.
As Raf Simons’ reign comes to an end, the house of Jill Sander will be bringing its namesake back to take over once again. The mystery behind why Raf chose to leave Jill Sander still remains a mystery but one thing is for sure: he has left his mark and I for one can’t wait to see what he does next.