Jil Sander
By Anna Glassman

THE DIRECTIONAL CONSERVATIVE Milan: Debuting her second menswear collection after returning to the label she founded, Jil Sander’s F/W 13 presentation was a confident …

Jan 12, 2013
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THE DIRECTIONAL CONSERVATIVE
Milan: Debuting her second menswear collection after returning to the label she founded, Jil Sander’s F/W 13 presentation was a confident case for classically minimal outerwear. Although the designer included several pops of berry red, emerald and cobalt, the primary message was for a simple grey flannel both as material and color. Boxy suiting and overcoats featured ghostly pinstripes or windowpane checks, while oversized collars added a boyish element to the seriously monochromatic mood. As usual, Sander knew just how much of a fashion flourish was necessary, closing the show on plush corduroy coats and shimmering black cowhide, a perfect expression of her directional meets conservative nature.—Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Boxy / Slim / Elongated

Color: Berry red / Emerald / Navy / Flannel grey/ White / Black / Olive / Cobalt / Sage / Plum

Key Items: Boxy jackets / Slim trousers / Sleeveless elongated sweaters / Double breasted coats / Crew or funnel neck sweaters / Corduroy coats

Materials: Flannel / Jersey / Cashmere / Bonded wool / Corduroy / Cowhide

Print + Pattern: Pinstripes / Windowpane checks / Diagonal stripes

Details + Trim: Oversized contrast collars / Hidden zippers / Patch pockets / Hoods / Funnel necks

Accessories + Footwear: Leather ankle boots / Portfolios / Oversized briefcases

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