Jil Sander Has Just What You Need to go Nightclubbing with Grace Jones
In the mood to take a trip that involves as little movement as possible? We highly suggest surveying the clean, sleek looks from Jil Sander’s Fall/Winter ’16 collection, and then using them to attire a much-deserved power trip. Ending Milan Fashion Week on a high note, this was Jil Sander as its most fondly remembered, the one that dressed Amber Valetta and Shalom Harlow in the minimal and heavenly, Craig McDean-lensed ads from the ‘90s—just grown up a smidgen.
The collection started off with long, sharp, double-breasted coats worn with nothing but a pair of metal, reflective heels. Think: Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct, if she had been like “I’m cold” and a dapper Frankenstein had walked out and offered her his coat. If the first half of the show stayed true to the refined and unadorned Jil Sander aesthetic—sticking to a black and white palette with little bits of silver peeping out—then the second half of the show was notably more futuristic, and seemed to embody a Jil Sander we had never met. It was rife with metallic and stiff as a native New Yorker’s neck. There was a long, silver jacket fit for Morpheus, as well as a rigid, leather, moto-inspired jacket and skirt set fit for Victoria Beckham. When people call clothes “smart,” I think this is what they mean.
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Photography by Sonny Vandevelde.