When the world around you is channeling the minimal trend that youve been advocating for years, what do you do? In the case of Raf Simons for Jil Sander, you make a point of difference. You remain true to the roots of your label but create something unexpected. This collection make the audience sit up and marvel.
Couture was at the heart of this show with overblown, elongated skirts and ample trousers in fluorescent hues of pink, purple, electric blue and yellow. Engineered fabrics made these neons look brighter than you thought possible but some were given a muted film of nylon to create the odd discrepancy of dulled brightness. Plain white t-shirts were tucked in to these dramatic skirts with drawstring parkas and windbreakers in a wonderful contrast of couture and sportswear.
Busta Rhymess Gimme Some More rang out with its haunting sampling of Hitchcocks Pyscho tune mirroring the 60s meets modern feel of the clothes. If any collection can pursuade you to wear neon, its this one. The pink shirt and fitted trousers will surely be two of the most wanted pieces for next year.More