Sunday, January 23, 2011

Jil Sander 2011 Colors For Spring


Raf Simons designer  for Jil Sander succeeded in bringing a brilliant collection to the runway. He turned to the language of couture when it speaks of shape, not lavish handwork, and created nearly the entire collection with it, his parkas billowing, while the trousers were cut as lavishly wide conjured up when wielding  Extreme and daring proportions, yes, but they underscored and amplified the story of spring: Everything is getting longer and fuller. 


 Jil Sander  Fashions displayed  basic cotton tees worn with showstopping and floor-sweeping skirts, some given a dramatic injection of volume from the waist down, others starting narrower and then fanning to the ground. It doesn’t explain the fabulous color  on skirts in retina-blinding shades of fluorescent pink and orange, or the intriguing use of the reverse side of an opulent, full-blown floral silk or industrial, phosphorous-green techno-cotton, so that they ended up looking like distant memories of what they once were. 
 Raf Simons  designer for Jil Sander succeeded doing just that rather brilliantly. He turned to the language of couture when it speaks of shape, not lavish handwork, and suffused nearly the entire collection with it, his parkas billowing. While the trousers were cut as lavishly wide  with extreme and daring proportions, yes, but they underscored and amplified the story of spring: Everything is getting longer and fuller.
Cast your eye at one look that appeared towards the end, a black tee with wide pants in the reverse green, a cobalt-blue peplum adding another unexpected moment of volume. It’s elegant, and sporty, and looks that rare thing these days—new.