I hesitated on posting these detail shots because, well, they've already made their way around the internet and back again since the reveal over the weekend at Milan Fashion Week.

But, it's Jil Sander. By Jil Sander. 

Which, in and of itself, deserves yet another mention... 

Some have already started the unnecessary comparisons between Sander's brand of controlled reductionism vs other approaches such as Celine's too-cool-to-be-cool minimalism, or Raf Simons' midcentury modernist take. Others have wondered how Sander must feel, coming back to the fore after eight years, and after Simons breathed a newfound pep into her eponymous label.

Either way, it doesn't matter really; the restrained SS2013 collection showed as if Sander had never missed a step from her last presentation. And the pieces were marvelous, albeit in a understated manner full of subtle, technical rigour. 

I loved the sharp tailoring and monotone palette, not to mention how desirable all the details are. Those spats-like leather booties?

Bound to be a waiting list-only kind of item for next spring, I'm sure...

 

NB Images Courtesy Vogue

The Volume

  • Au Courant Vol. 02
  • MODERNISM & DE STIJL
    Edwin Jacobs, director of Centraal Museum Utrecht
     
    RIETVELD'S MODEL APARTMENT
    Looking around Gerrit Rietveld's modern space 
     
    ISA GENZKEN AT STEDELIJK
    Curator Martin van Nieuwenhuyzen on the artist's retrospective
     
    PETER ALEXANDER
    In studio with the Los Angles sculptor
      
    Works by Nadia Huggins, Monika Holzer alongside Rebecca Martin, Mark Jason-Weston, and Nick Wilkins. Literary writings by L.T. Harris, Caroline Mackenzie, and Breanne Mc Ivor.
     
    With Astier de Villatte, HER swimwear, Mariage Frères, Hôtel de NELL, La Garconne, Cahiers d'Art, and Rosemanclub.
     
    By Lisa-Marie Harris.
     
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Of Interest

Astier de Villatte Incense and Pottery
Astier de Villatte

Fine Japanese incense blends and hand-crafted pottery from the Parisian home wares maison.
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Japanese made eyewear from Rosemanclub
Rosemanclub Eyewear

Japanese made eyewear inspired by classic shapes, from Thailand's Rosemanclub Eyewear.
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Mariage Frères Thé Maison
Mariage Frères Thé

Exquisite loose leaf, speciality, and blended herbal teas from the longstanding Parisian Maison.
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Gerrit Rietveld Furniture Design
Hôtel de NELL, Paris

An understated, modernist 5-star hotel & spa with a minimalist design outlook in the heart of Paris.
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