Monday, November 11, 2013

Jil Sander: the story up till now

When the news about Jil Sander leaving her eponymous label for the third time hit us in October 2012, it did not come across as much of a shock to many. Was it because of her previous choices to be a bench warmer in 2000 and 2004 because of her creative differences with the other stake holders?
Possibly. The news flash and Net-a-porter's choice of Edit story here made me decide to conceptualise this ode to the work of a designer whose USP lies in clean cuts, minimalist designs and great work with fabrics. So this fall-winter, there is something we could all borrow from Jil Sander's style aesthetic. Be it the chunky knit sweaters or the cleanly tailored pencil skirt with the unexpected gold trim. Jil Sander's designs have come a long way from being purely androgynous to now throwing in bursts of colour and unexpected winging as she goes along. If anyone knows how to do clean, flawless cuts it is her. Here is to mastered tailoring and a starry eyed fashion girl's fall lust list.
Wool skirt with the metallic gold trim source

Cashmere sweater source

Silk blend double breasted jacket source

Ankle boots with block heel source
In my opinion, if its a Jil Sander, it has to be a comfortably oversized single buttoned coat. Or a mohair sweater. Or these boxy androgynous shoes in that polished leather that I would pair with a tweed dress. Jil Sander, thou art magic. We shall await your return, yet again.


1 comment:

  1. I am a huge fan of Jil Sander's tailoring as well! I think your ode is very befitting....! What she has done for minimalism in fashion deserves a huge applaud.

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