There was something poetic and poignant about Raf Simons’ final collection for Jil Sander. From the way the models were styled to how each dress fluidly moved down the runway, everything was simply and utterly beautiful. The fact that it was Simons’ last outing as the brand’s creative head added to the deeply emotional and sincere show. It was one of those rare industry moments that reminded us of fashion’s ability to move people.
The pieces in the collection lived up to the brand’s pursuit of purity and simplicity, with subtle colors, sharp lines and perfect silhouettes tying the collection together. Nearly everything that dreamily traipsed down the runway are worthy buys. As if heeding the call of many, the fashion house made several pieces from their Fall collection available on pre-order sale. With that, we curate our favorite pieces that sent us on a heavenly debacle of which to nab—first.
It’s a wonder how Simons pulled off a sense of volume and lightness to this pink and white coat. Nevertheless, he was only right in letting this breathtaking structured coat start the show—it was a validation of his prowess.
The refinement exuding from this dress is unworldly. Although a nude hue has been fairly common recently, we adore how innocence and not sexiness is the aura radiating from this dress.
A possible throwback to the 1940’s silhouette, Simons lends the right update courtesy of a center cutout to bring out a hint of sexiness to this otherwise conservative bustier dress. The off-shoulder detail ties everything together with class.
There is something easy, simple and bare about this dress that has us staring at it for the longest time. Is it the chiffon insert, the red skirt or perhaps just everything about it?
Simons adds a structural spin to the freshness that oozes from this crisp white dress by adding front inserts. The youthful appeal of Simons sweetheart bustier dress is also vamped up with a high slit at the back.
Images from Jil Sander