Jil Sander Spring Summer 2014

Raf Simons was fired to make way for the return of Jil Sander, and when you think about it like that, it seems as though that was a bit of a waste as she hasn’t really brought anything good to the table since her return. It hasn’t been total crap (well, until now) but we would have all been fine without her. Jil Sander’s signature minimalism is not unique in this day and age, and if she wants us to get excited about her designs, she is going to have to up the ante. I want to see exquisite, sophisticated, well thought through, simple, clean, minimal, wearable, uber-luxury clothing. Not this stuff.

I love…

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that at first I thought this was a boring dress, but when I looked at it up close, I realised it was stunning.


I loathe…

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a really ugly neckline.

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tacky prints.

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those weird little cut outs at the shoulder.

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that there is absolutely nothing stopping your breasts from flopping all over the place.

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crop top boob tubes. Really? Is this Jil Sander? DESIGNED by Jil Sander?

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • jasper

    preeeach. so disappointing

  • Sienna

    I agree the black dress is gorgeous–she should have stopped there. Raf Simons…doesn’t he design for Dior? Which label do you think he was more suitable for? Alexandra you raise an important point about simplicity. So many designers (especially American)these days have that simple style like Donna Karan, Anne Klein, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren (I guess he’s a little more sporty, depending on which line), Narciso Rodriguez (who seems to be in his own class), etc… How does a designer with a simple style maintain their style over the years without bowing to every trend, and still be distinct?

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Raf is at Dior now, and he is ok there, but looking at this makes me wonder if they should have ever asked Jil back.

    With regards to your second question, Narciso Rodriguez is a very good example of a designer who is simple and does his own thing. It is hard these days, where bottom line is so important for brands and
    designers can get sacked after one season, to stick to your identity. But if you can weather a bad season here and there, then I am pretty sure it is worth it in the end because everyone will know what you stand for, and if what you stand for is relevant in some way, they will keep coming back.

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  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    I obviously didn’t see this coming, but when you look at her track record, this sure doesn’t come as a surprise. Looking forward to finding out who her replacement will be.