Wednesday, 23 February 2011

"A mille-feuille of colour"


























As I am writing this, my hair is scraped back into a neat ballerina bun, my face bare all but for the swipe of bright pink lipstick which adorns my lips. Very Carrie Bradshaw-esque you might think but in fact I have been revisiting Jil Sander's spring 2011 RTW show... slightly incongruous for a self-proclaimed colour-neophyte. I really can't fault this show - the striking colour palette coupled with Raf Simons' signature tailoring culminates in a collection which readily translates into everyday wear despite the couture-like craftsmanship. I can't wait to see what he produces this Milan Fashion Week.






















I am always impressed with a woman who chooses less and is serene. - Raf Simons.

(photographs: jak&jil & vogue.com; title: Raf Simons as quoted in a review by Tim Blanks)

9 comments:

  1. despite the fact that i almost never wear color, i had a dream a couple of nights ago where i basically wore that exact white shirt/pink skirt combo. raf creates such beautiful, breathtaking clothes

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  2. Visually this show is very intense. I like it. Love the graphic effect of the primal colors.

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  3. It's a quite striking collection.=) And a wonderful example that wearing less does not mean being dull.

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  4. the Jil Sander s/s RTW show is so inspiring. that shade of shocking pink and those coral hues especially. even though my wardrobe is not super colorful, i think my favorite color is a poppy red- i got myself the perfect YSL lipgloss a few weeks ago, and i've been slowly getting myself into the habit of dabbing some on before leaving the house. i'm also on the hunt for a little poppy red leather bag. it seems to be the missing piece of my handbag collection!

    do you have a favorite color?

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  5. if raf does something like what he did for the menswear collection, i'm sure the fw 11 show will be a standout this season

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  6. I love the collection.I don't think I will choose to dress so colorful this summer (pink,orange,navy in one),but still great inspiration.

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  7. I found this collection truly inspiring!

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  8. I FOLLOW! YOUR BLOG AMAZINGGGG!!!

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  9. This spring I'm really looking forward to wearing pastel colour maxi skirts and a lipstick to match. Great collection

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