In 2013, jewel tones color palettes were a hit and miss. Instead, we have seen a surplus amount of leather, Baroque inspired collection, and saturated amount of street goth labels. Personally, I love all 3 of them before the trend became rapid to the masses. needless to say, its time to give it a break and appreciate the simple things in life. Jil Sander‘s 2014 fall collection exhibits those things in minimal proportions. If you’re going to be basic (rather say minimal), you must possess the finest in silhouettes and fabrics. Basic garments being constructed in the finest quality is the synonymous with Jil Sander brand. What is so special about the color palette in its subtly. Who ever thought about creating plum with a blueberry blue with Emerald green, maroon, etc. Ironically, I believe each color can act as a neutral due to its subtle intensity.
The fashion world has confirmed the Raf Simon’s career change. It looks like he will be shifting from minimalist ensembles to a bed of floral draped couture dress for Christian Dior. Photographed by Willy Vanderperre for one of i-D’s eight covers for its Summer 2012 issue. I would admit this is the first time I have seen the designer share such energy through the lens. He appears to be an introvert who vents his emotions throughout his collections. His last collection for Jil Sander was gorgeous with pillars of flowers on the runway celebrating a great departure to a new beginning.
There has been a display of tag pertaining to creative positions in the fashion world. Designers are being resigned leaving from one fashion house to another. Last week we have learned Belgian Designer Raf Simons has left Jil Sander being speculated to design for Dior while Jil Sander’s own will be returning to her named brand (recently finished the final collaboration collection with Uniqlo).
According to WWD (Womens Wear Daily), Stefano Pilati will be resigning from Yves St Laurent after presenting his final collection next month. The rumored replacement has been told will be Hedi Slimane. however, there is some form of shock to actually see good ole Stefano no longer being at the Parisian fashion house. Its almost like hearing Alber Elbaz leaving Lanvin or Phoebe Philo leaving Celine. This is fashion madness!! This speculation will be lead all of fashionistas on the edge of our seats for whose going where.
In my opinion, I would love to see Raf Simons being placed at YSL. Due to his success with Jil Sander, there is nothing he can do wrong anywhere! Clearly he would give a fresh take on the label. Of course there is not a doubt in my mind for Slimane to do the same. Being from a 7 year hiatus from fashion to focus more on photography, the expectations will be significantly increase!
The main concern is the chemistry from their former design team. Naturally we all know about the designers; however, we have no clue about the individuals who contributed towards the collections! There is no way only one person could make an entire collection in that particular by themselves in such timely manner. A connection as such does not happen overnight. Designers being tossed left to right like rag dogs has to be stressful as well for their design team while we on the outside view it as if it’s, “The young and the Restless”. We shall see what else gonna said in 2012.
It has been reported the Belgian fashion designer, Raf Simons, recently “chucked up the deuces” as creative director of Jil Sander. With this resignation, I am skeptical for his role with Dior is official or not. However, where ever Simons take this role else where is unknown for the moment neither has Jil Sander announced their replacement. Raf Simons has done a tremendous job being there close to a decade. There are some major shoes to fill in whoever the designer maybe.