Monday, 19 March 2012

Jil Sander A/W12 - REVIEW.



Discovering Jil Sander during my Art Foundation, I Studied the designers work in a mechanical approach – desperately attempting to scribble and sketch. This year, as a wanabe fashion journalist, my interest in Jil Sanders work has not wavered, and her catwalks are a repeated favourite of mine throughout the fashion weeks. This Autumn/Winter 2012 catwalk presented the last show to come from creative director Raf Simons. Critics favourite, Raf Simons moved to work for Jil Sander in the summer of 2005. Throughout his seven years he repeatedly offered an impressive choice of colour, cut and shape. Revealed in Milan fashion week, Raf Simons final show was an impressive way to go. The parade of muted tones in milky coffee, baby pink and dusk grey was a mature progression from the brighter pastels of S/S12. The amiable cashmere coats and dresses were a subtle nod to the nightwear fad that has engulfed A/W12 and a stark contrast to the contoured PVC dresses that featured towards the end of the catwalk.  My favourite was the long, mink petal coat – pretty and practical, it would brilliantly clash with my Dr.Martens.  With a winning soundtrack – including Smashing Pumpkins and Sonic Youth, Jil Sander A/W 12 is my favourite catwalk for winter this year.  As to where Raf Simons will move too, there are multiple rumours. Some say YSL, some say Dior and some say he may be starting his own line. Wherever he decides to go, he will be sorely missed at Jil Sander as he received a standing ovation and encore at the conclusion of his show.

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