Control and restraint have become integral to Jil Sander’s design philosophy. However yesterday, inside a minimal white show space, Sander did something quite unexpected, off balance and very beautiful.
Within her first few looks she introduced a subdued fluorescent fuchsia – a tone not often associated with her work. At first it revealed itself underneath white garments or within seam details, before eventually developing into full suits. That’s the thing with Sander, when she chooses to use colour she does it with real precision and charm.
Garments felt particularly industrial this season. Articulated lapels and raw edges featured on opalescent leather jackets, whilst white waistcoats were fastened with exposed silver buttons.
Yesterday felt like a real feat for Sander. The master of minimalism delivered something quite unexpected with her bold colour palette, but as ever, maintained an endearing sense of control.