23 Jul 2012

[Collection] Raf Simons's Final Collection for Jil Sander 2012 Fall
Photos via Style.com

2012 Fall Ready-to-wear Jil Sander Collection was a sad good-bye of Raf Simons as Jil Sander announced to return to her namesake brand. Raf Simons who had signed up for Creative Director at Christian Dior represented his last collection for Jil Sander with classic and elegant cocoon shaped jackets and dresses. Every look was very exquisite, sedated yet even conservative and sacred as some of the models wrapped the front of jacket or coat which seemed like a unsung good-bye message by Raf. Personally, I was very saddened by the news as I am such a big fan of him at Jil Sander that the minimal and crisp silhouettes he carried over the seasons had mesmerized me. Thus when I saw the video of Christian Dior's collection by Raf Simons I was quite disappointed. I don't think he is the right fit for the brand; not because he is not a great designer but because he is talented at delivering minimal and simple clothes. However, Christian Dior is well known for exaggerated and splendid aesthetics. Although I am very excited about Jil Sander's future collection by the namesake designer and wishing all the best for Raf Simons at Christian Dior, I can't help feeling that I will miss him at Jil Sander. 



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