Jil Sander, Spring 13
The return of the woman whose name is above the door saw Jil Sander show a collection that, while it didn’t throw Raf Simons’ baby out with the bathwater, did see a slight change of tide towards Sander’s deceptively simple aesthetic. It wasn’t all severity and constriction as one might have expected from Sander, as she pitted lean tailored pieces against voluminous, almost surf-style shorts. Colour was used as a graphic element, either in block colours or as abstract, chunky geometrics. The trademark Sander precision was there for all to see.
In short A strong return for Sander with the shorts, knits and patterned pieces most likely to transfer to the wider market.