Sunday, January 22, 2012

Jil Sander F/W 2012 Milan Fashion Week

       Out of the deep, came the Jil Sander collection. Usually known to be experimental and doused in color. This time around, Raf Simons decided to take an alternative route. A more ominous, approach to this upcoming Fall. The set design was to be that of an underground parking garage, with a mystery man in many forms. Where did he come from? What did he just do? What are in those lunch bags? The material used for many of the trenches and coats were just fantastic, I can't tell if they were all black leather or some perhaps a synthetic fabric of sorts. Regardless, as monochromatic and yet slightly playful with the sailor flaps behind with animals (not pictured), this collection reeked with malevolence. To top of it all off, the soundtrack for the show comes from the movie Shame, which we all know what that movie's about. Raf definitely delivered, and it showed in the detail, it may seem "samey" but if you pay close attention, the cuts, the tailoring is magnificent. Structurally these coats and trenches are just other worldly. I really hope this sort of black synthetic/shiny look trickles down to everyday wear. Much like with women's trends, we men should get a chance to experiment with unconventional fabrics.

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