Sort Of Like A Fruit Salad

 Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2011/12

Raf Simons must be feeling rightfully sanguine about life, that could be induced form his colour-packed Fall/Winter 2011/12 collection for Jil Sander. The man received laudable appraisals for his 2011 Spring Jil Sander women's collection he showed in Paris back in September. It was a modern exercise of simplicity with a couture aesthetic, the colour pallet alone encompassed the spirit of the whole season. That was the starting point for this collection, which by today' standards, seems logical. Why not? It's not because of lack of imagination or talent, but it was suggestive of an ongoing dialogue, or even, a continuing exploration of the possibilities of colour. It was palpable. The chutzpah of the Jil Sander man to dabble with alarming colours, that most would eschew from. The first set of models came out in monochrome, two button wool suits in shades of navy blue, magenta, grey, and a hue that resembles rotting avocado (and that's not necessarily a bad thing). Then followed by double turtlenecks; quilted parkas in midnight blue, black (displaying a blue lining) and cyclamen (my pick!). 

The collection was a rich melange of hues, that was visually appealing and palatable that reminds one of fruits (mango-colored ribbed sweaters, pants, and suit jackets), which then stimulates your appetite to devour everything on your pantry, literally. 


Andrés Corella said...

I love it...I just love seeing guys in color and to dare to wear color...and such bright colors I think is great, would personally love to have various pieces


Jimmy De La Cruz said...

I visualize such image as well. Raf does it better than anybody else. Thanks for your comment Andres.

Lee Oliveira said...

jil Sander and Bottega Veneta were my favourite at Milan Fashion Week.
That navy suit is very me
Lee x

Jimmy De La Cruz said...

Great, thanks for leaving the comment.


I love your montages! They are so meticulously made, I have put one of the Jil Sander ones and the D&G one on my blog, with a credit and link to your blog.
You can see it at www.poptuckshop.com
Hope this is all cool!

Noe. said...

It's true! It's a fruit salad and I really like it!
You've got an amazing blog. I will follow you :)



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