Jil Sander’s Spring 2012 was one of my favourite presentations this fashion week.

The 50s-inspired collection started off with several clean, crisp white knee-length dresses paired with white lace-up boots.

After the third or fourth dress we started to believe this was going to be an all-white purity collection before models took to the runway wearing paisley and gingham prints, plus we saw a selection of black, green and yellow looks.

This minimal, modern collection presented lean pant suits, layered separates, shift dresses, shorts paired with tailored blazers, graphic knit sweaters paired with full white skirts, and short-sleeve shirts paired with fluid organza skirts.

Shirt-dress-inspired gowns, which could work as wedding gowns, closed the show.

Key accessories included veiled beanie hats, bags and clutches, plus chunky heel pumps in a range of colours and patent ankle boots.

Erickson Beamon teamed up with designer Raf Simons to create the crystal earrings. They also created jewelled brooches which were added to dresses to provide an elegant finishing touch.

Front Row: Anna Dello Russo and all the top editors

Favourites: Paisley print top with navy skirt and graphic knit top with gingham pants

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett, Diane Lane, Karen Elson, Erin O’Connor

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