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Jil Sander Navy AW14

School uniform pinafores, blown up check and orange jackets let a little light in on minimal

TextDazed DigitalPhotographyKathy Lo

Initial reaction:

Strictly minimal Jil Sander Navy lets a little light in, in the form of cheeky school uniform cuts, blown up prints, and emergency orange jackets.

Back to school:

Thick soled two-tone brogue slip-ons (like the heeled Kickers you were never allowed from Clarks), worn with flared, pleated skirts and neat buttoned up white shirts worn under regulation check pinafores.


An outsized check in royal blue and black, and op-art fine herringbone on a knit, and the – unusual for Jil Sander – free-spirited grey tie-dye on a pair of trousers.

Unexpected pairing:

City-black Bermuda shorts worn under a purple wool coat with fur collar, with lace up punk boots on the feet.

Scuba finish:

A cropped orange jacket had the soft rounded silhouette of neoprene, providing the necessary crisp finish for a label built on minimalist codes.