The catwalk was decorated with seven plinths of glass-boxed flowers marking the seven years of Raf Simons’ tenure as creative director at Jil Sander and despite (the rumours persisting that designer Raf Simons is leaving the house to go to YSL, or to Dior, and that Jil Sander herself is returning to the helm of the fashion house she founded in 1968).
This collection was as breathtaking as ever in its gorgeous simplicity, its calmly pretty colour palette and soft shapes a comforting balm to the Milan's dark mood.
The show opened up with double-faced clutch cashmere coats in pale pink and dove gray, tobacco and bright pink, with the unmistakable air of late-Fifties couture, gorgeous sleeveless dresses in panels of woolly pink knit, perforated cream jersey and nude or red cashmere were deliciously luxurious inner skins to the all-enveloping coats.
Bustier dresses and ultra contemporary silver or liquid-shine vinyl pieces, the elegance continued at night with bare-shoulder beauties, both dresses and pant.
It was romantic, feminine and a touch nostalgic with some of Simons’ greatest hit like huge billowing skirts and one bubblegum pink tailored cocktail dress and it was easy to wear.