Jil Sander Catwalk Fashion Show SS2011
Set in an old park in the hills of Florence, Raf Simons sent out an energetic menswear-collection for Jil Sander thanks to the beautiful bright colors and vibrating stripes. I watched the Web stream – but even without being there the clothes looked crispy and clean and very upbeat. Color was the message, without trying too hard. They worked best when mixed together, like orange pants with a turquoise sweater or a purple coat mixed with pink, turquoise and nightblue. The patterns were surprising too, especially the multi-colored stripes that made a psychedelic effect and will definitely be adapted in the fast fashion-collections. Softer were the flowerprints, that gave a particular touch to the vibrant color-blocking.
The collection consisted of shorts (as seen in many other collections), casual jackets, shirts, trenchcoats and belts which gave it all a sporty touch. Nice details: the reflecting spots at the back of jackets and the colored soles of the shoes.
Let’s hope men will catch up with it, at least with a colorful shirt or coat – it will definitely make the sun come out.