• Text Tempe Nakiska
  • 11th January 2014

Slim'n'slick

Opposing elements consistently outline Jil Sander collections. Today it was a game of quiet textural proportions, balanced with the slick silhouettes that have defined the label’s menswear since the late 90s.

A series of dark silk suits and double-breasted coats in plum and rich teal gunned the show off, before progressing to heavy, glossed outerwear lined with the sensory heaven of shearling. Boxy separates emerged, single-pleated wool pants paired with structured tees. And the textures kept on rolling, the final look signing off on Bowie-esque metallic trousers paired with a quiet turtleneck and grey overcoat.

The beauty here lies in the subtle contrasts. Jil Sander may have departed her eponymous label, but its soul lives on in its continued restraint and integrity.