June 28, 2018
ON THE CONCEPT OF SIMPLICITY BY LUCIE AND LUKE MEIER’S DEBUT FOR JIL SANDER SPRING/SUMMER 2018
By Crash redaction
At Milan Fashion Week, Lucie and Luke Meier made their Jil Sander debut with their Spring/Summer 2018 collection perfectly fitted into the brand’s core concept of elegant simplicity. Of course, here, simplicity achieved a remarkable level of complexity with a set of contrasts and nuances. The Jil Sander collection questions what quality is about : “It is about essential design and an approach to garments and products that is pure and refined, states the fashion house. It is about finding the delicate balance between perfection and imperfection. Most importantly it is an equal part of a life that embraces art, music, film, architecture, spirituality, and consciousness.”
The Spring/Summer 2018 collection, comprised of women’s and men’s looks, demonstrate simplicity as the ultimate sophistication inspired by modern construction, nature and the human touch “while embracing progressive ingenuity.” The colors exude a palette of whites with navy, camel, and black recalling the house codes, while bright colors gives strength to voluminous knits. The white poplin shirt is revisited in several iterations; tailoring construction are demonstrated against light, airy drapes; traditional and functional smock and elastic distortion connect masculine functionality with feminine volumes; handwork is essential to the preciousness of the macramé and embroidered detailing. Jil Sander’s renowned rigorous and refined style was unmistakably conveyed.
Written by Stéphanie Bui