February 26, 2012

Mandatory Jil Sander Post

First of all I'll let the photos do the talking.

As I'm sure the fashion concious readers would be aware, yesterday's collection was the last for Raf Simons, creative director of the label since spring 2005.
The designer emotionally farewelled his audience for the last time and was presented with a well earned standing ovation (Anyone watching the livestream would have noticed Wintour was the first to jump up applauding in approval) and after exiting the runway he was summoned to return for one last tear filled curtain call.

The designer stayed true to has 'king of minimalism' title with a collection filled with sugar sweet pastels, cherry reds and details of neon seen lining soles of the shoes or a clutch.
The colours were mimicked the contemporary floral arrangements shielded behind Lucite boxes created by friend Mark Colle.

The shapes were structurally exaggerated and screamed 1950's Haute Couture.
Everything was seen to with absolute perfection, from the models casting, to their hair and refreshing make-up, the music, the set and of course the design.
Also, I can see those shoes on the soles of every fashion editor and sartorial star next season, they may have been my favourite part!
Now I could go and post every photo taken from show and trust me I'm tempted but I'll just give you a taste  because I'm sure this won't be the last you'll see of them.

My only criticism would be that it looked more like spring that it did winter,
but really I'm not complaining because I am so sick of seeing somber velvet filled shows this season.

Where ever Raf goes, I will follow.
And a designer with such talent will not go to waste. I know there will be much more to come from the Belgium born designer.
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Raf Simons for Jil Sander, Decoded: ByKate