I spied a wonderful pair of white boots on my fashion-friend Sara’s Instagram feed and I just had to asked her where they were from. She replied to me that they from Jil Sander, whose recent AW14/15 collection for Milan Fashion Week was an amazing series of cosmopolitan and cool designs in monochrome, grey and soft pastel hues.
Whilst Jil Sander’s namesake brand awaits a new Creative Director, the AW14 collection did not stray far from the brand’s original less and luxe design mission:
“[There were] architectural coats and waist-draped dresses in a tranquil palette of spearmint and blush: subtle stripes of tan and blue wool or watery coloured iridescent shift dresses giving a little life to a sober collection that concentrated on luxury of fabric and purity of line – while platform brogues in bright yellow patent or pink neon lizard skin hinted that the Jil Sander woman still has a sense of humour despite her serious attitude to fashion.”~ Vogue.com
Vogue once described Sander as the ‘champion of minimalism’. True, yet amidst the down-to-earth feel for AW14 there was some unexpected embellishment: “Tweed gets techy as teensy tiny sparkly flowers are crushed and woven in to create dresses that wrapped their way around the body.” – Dazed Digital.
I’d wear all of it. Even the brogues
Images: Sonny Vandevelde.