Nov 01, 2017 | By Nick Paget
As the designer for Jil Sander, Raf Simons continues to alter perceptions of what classic menswear should look like. For F/W 10, against an aggressive soundtrack of techno music, he presented futuristic shapes, emphasized by the use of curved seams for tailored jackets and trapezoid-shaped patch pockets randomly placed on pants and shirts. Suits cut from interesting fabrics like blurred plaids and dense, felted wool were underpinned with high turtlenecks. The icy cold color palette brought sophistication to overstuffed ivory puffer coats and stone grey suits. In the show notes, Simons mentioned that he had “organic and geometric” intentions for the season; his statement seems to sum up a modern concept of menswear, where the traditions of the past are fused with innovations of the future.
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