Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I'm Behind: Jil Sander Spring 2011

Dear Kristin,
These are pants:

Click me!  I get bigger.

Astroturf green palazzo pants. GIANT. They make me want to buy:

Warehouse Bright Floral Wide Leg Trousers, from Asos
The rest are skirts/dresses. Obviously.  I wanted to write something smart about this deserving collection.  It's brilliant, the brilliantest (brilliantest?).  Real word of not, it is, at the very least, in the running.  Raf Simons, the man behind today's Jil Sander, spoke some pre-show about couture, about the difficulties of exploring the label's minimalist mantra in world where minimalism has now become the norm.  Difficult, sure.  But he rose to the occasion and turned out one of the most challenging, beautiful, meant-to-be-worn couture-ish collections of the season.  The above is just a sample and a poor one at that.  Any sampling would be poor.  It works strongest as a collection or on a piece by piece basis.  Collages are nothing compared to the "move it" motion option at  And I omitted many a lovely look because of size constraints, both those pertaining to the blog itself and those concerned with flattering fit, which you know I'm advocating these days.  Still, in spite of the billowiness (or because of), I loved these:

Let the muumuus hit the floor.
In conclusion: Jil Sander is all I've been think about for days.  That and writing.  I just thought you should know.

J. Benny


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