A gentle masterclass in architectural lines that accentuate and play with the human form. And incase the clothes didn’t already speak their own identity, Raf Simons the creative director of Jil Sander also chose one of his favourite film composers, Bernard Herrman, to soundtrack a portion of the show.
Carefully placed graphic motifs took the eye across a pair of knitted jumpers at the opening of the defilé followed by two looks accessorised with similarly decorated open faced balaclava’s. Ideas from ski-wear seemed to be an influence.
Next, block coloured dresses and smocks, wonderfully minimal and uncluttered in their design, accentuated hips by way of material that tied just under the waistline or the neck by way of a fold or cutaway. On look no.20 a precise cut in the length of the sleeve exposed just enough skin before the pockets began. On look no.25 the top half of the dress was slim and gently opened out into a very giving, floor-length skirt. Simon’s familiar high-waisted, tulip skirt was present across the collection which was very composed and sleek.
Soundtrack: From the motion picture ‘Carrie’, Bucket Of Blood composed by Pino Donaggio. Erol Alkan & Boys Noize, Death Suite (Erol Alkan edit). Capricorn, 20Hz. From the soundtrack to Fahrenheit 451, The Bedroom composed by Bernard Herrman.