Jil Sander Spring 2012

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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4 Responses to Jil Sander Spring 2012

  1. Martin September 28, 2011 at 03:57 #

    Oh, don’t get me wrong – more is more is fine! (I loved the way in which the Preen S/S 2012 collection so effortlessly mixed pastel digitised prints with embroidery and graphic black and white and splits and ruffles and peplums and all manner of adornments). And for the first time in what seems like forever, I even LOVED Roberto Cavalli’s collection.

    But this collection was a breath of fresh air in its simplicity – almost like a palette cleanser which makes you realise that stripping stuff back doesn’t necessarily mean the clothes end up boring or stale.

  2. Martin September 27, 2011 at 13:46 #

    Totally agree Fashion Critic. This was one of my favourite collections so far this season. In a season where so many designers (Dolce, Missoni, Pucci etc.) have taken a more-is-more approach with their nausea-inducing presentations, it is so nice to see a designer present such a controlled, refined and elegant set of looks that will allow the women who wear them to make the ultimate statement of power and presence. I would give my right arm to see Cate Blanchett in that v-neck green dress adorned with the dress clips at the waist. She would look incredible in it.

    • Fashion Critic September 27, 2011 at 14:45 #

      I like a bit of more is more.. 😀 but I see what you mean

  3. TeaAtTwo September 26, 2011 at 23:25 #

    I adore this collection. It will need a real cool confidence to pull it off well though.

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