Raf Simons’ last collection for Jil Sander was probably his strongest for the label; it’s certainly my favourite and favourite of the season so far.
The collection started with models wearing beautiful blush pink and coffee coloured coats, grabbing at the lapels as if to hide their modesty. Both colours and materials developed through the collection, as if it were going from morning till evening wear. Light chiffon slips transformed into silkier shiny ones and colours transformed from blush pinks, warm coffees and pale greys into brighter pinks, blacks and sharp reds.
Overall the collection was sexy, with a little nod to his men’s fall collection by using black PVC to throw the sweet, feminine feel off with a touch of fetish but still carried the collection to a beautiful end.
I can’t wait to see where Raf Simons goes next, still hoping on Dior. If any collection proves he’s worthy it’s this one.