Saturday, 26 February 2011

“I prefer to call it ‘pure’ — minimal can be very empty"






















These two looks from the Jil Sander RTW Autumn/Winter show were just too good not to be posted. The cocoon silhouettes and ski pants combo remind me of Audrey Hepburn in the opening of Charade. Simple, and elegant. What did you think to the show? And what are your stand out shows of the season so far?

(photographs: style.it, title: quote from Jil Sander)
ps. Jil Sander was interviewed by Suzy Menkes here, well worth a read.

8 comments:

  1. i'd love to add a pop of color or texture to one of those looks - so much of 90s minimalism comes off as overly austere, and i think the trick is to balance it out just a bit with something fun and unexpected.

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  2. Couldn't agree more miss sophie - the red lip comes close to providing this - perhaps if it was a little brighter it would be the perfect additional pop? Definitely agree though - something bright or unexpected would make this rather perfect. x

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  3. miss Sophie & Olivia: I agree, I love wearing black head to toe but I'd always add that pop of colour somewhere to create a contrast - the makeup is definitely imperative to the styling here. The collection was definitely more muted this season, certainly in comparison with the brights of Spring/Summer 2011 - lots of grey, teal and mustard! To be fair, the rest of the collection played with colour a lot more, I just love the silhouettes of these two looks in particular!

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  4. great minds think alike!! not only have i had that quote running around in my mind, but i was just about to post about jil sander fw11!! we are on the same wave length man.

    i love how sixties this is, it's so retro, without being costume. perfect.

    X

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  5. I love that this is the polar opposite of the Dolce show I just blogged about! Equally beautiful but in a totally different way!x

    http://millyfellintothewardrobe.blogspot.com/

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  6. I like his silhouettes - I like how Raf Simons has stepped up the plate and created new ideas. But I always feel like he isn't designing for a human being - his shows always feel like it's all about the concept.

    Thanks for sharing that Jil Sander article - she's always been a bit of a hero for me, building her own brand from scratch and defining a whole era for me. I wished she didn't have to leave her label just as her work was evolving into something interesting (just like Helmut Lang did) but I like that she's participating in something so much more democratic...

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  7. Great looks!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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