Saturday, February 26, 2011
Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2011
After going through neons, florals and knit, Raf Simons' Fall 2011 collection for the house of Jil Sander ended up right where it began- black.
The collection was tailored in bold volumes enhanced by down-filled garments ranging from voluptuous skirts to oversized jackets; certainly, what started as minimal, ended up maximal in very little time.
There was a lot of black, but it served to set off the oh-so-beautiful colors: red, royal blue, yellow and green, as well as an old-fashioned granny-like floral print.
Knitwear played a major role with chunky two-tone sweaters and bright pullovers with geometric designs.
Indeed, this was a winning collection; one certainly designed for a confident, non-fussy woman. Full of clean, sharp line, and bold, architectural silhouettes and cuts, this collection was atypical of Simons, a designer who does exactly what he wants to do, when he wants to do it- crisp, un-trendy and completely now.