Jil Sander S/S 2013 Milan
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^^^Totally! Jil's skills are as enchanting and subtle as ever.
It's a "sad" collection because it's not young and fresh? I appreciate high fashion that isn't so obsessed with youth and/or newness for the sake of newness-- particularly from someone like Jil, who's designs are not bound to a certain age bracket: I see young and mature women wearing and looking great in these designs. And I guess "groundbreaking" is the new "genius" around these parts I suppose.
I always wonder if those that always insist "groundbreaking" designs from designers actually would wear them...? I can appreciate dresses that resemble paperdoll cutouts made of felt purely for amusing purposes, but besides being a spectacle that pushes a brand's avant-garde standings, would someone actually want to wear it?
Designers like Jil design clothes that look immaculately constructed, people actually want to wear, looks good on them, and even want to keep around for years. Now that's a pretty
concept in high fashion, if you ask me. And it's still distinctly "Jil" with the cuts and (I'm sure, ultra-lux and high-tech) fabrics. The likes of Jil Sander has never been about disposable or gimmicky fashions-- thank the fashion gods.
And this collection takes off where Jil last ended. Never really like Raf's take on Jil, so I'm glad she's reclaimed her own name where she belongs. The austerity, purity and severity of this collection is so refreshing compared to all the crap that's been thrown around lately. Thank you Jil for not polluting the fashionscape with the 60s, 70s and 80s. The woman knows restraint and timelessness like no one else. Her play on volume and fit all at once in a single piece of garment is masterful and achingly subtle. Not sure about those billowy shorts/skirts though; if they make models look that 'hippy", then what will the average woman look in them? But then again, Jil's customer is hardly the "average" woman... I would like to see a touch of embellishment to shake things up if it where up to me-- just something so the Zaras and TopShops of the world won't be able to rip her off so easily-- if only on a purely superficial level.
Welcome back Jil.
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