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Jil Sander AW13

Volume and spacious silhouettes explored by the minimal master at this season's Milan men's show

Jil Sander’s show notes read almost like haiku – but then the Hamburg designer has always been a devotee of purity and just enough information, distilling things to their essence.

An elongated silhouette; voluminous and fluid was explored and it was as controlled as ever, with carved shoulders and cascading proportions.

When Scott Walker’s quaver kicked in on the soundtrack toward the end, it was a moment of sheer conflation, ambiguity and staunchness melting. The boys, a great casting featuring Adrian Sahores – the first show we’ve seen him in this season – had the lilt of such an aberrant, without this ever being anything so literal as a paean.