Spring Ready-to-Wear 2015

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Jil Sander RTW Spring 2015

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Jil Sander RTW Spring 2015

The latest installment in the Jil Sander saga stars Rodolfo Paglialunga as the new leading man charged with gunning the rudderless label toward relevancy.

Oh the drama of a fashion house founded on the principles of grown-up practicality. The latest installment in the Jil Sander saga stars Rodolfo Paglialunga as the new leading man charged with gunning the rudderless label toward relevancy.

If this were a scripted drama, then Paglialunga would instantaneously return the house to the fashion prominence it experienced under Sander herself and, later, Raf Simons. In reality, Paglialunga, not to be underestimated, imparted a definitive position on the company precepts of astute minimalism, skewing more toward the Sander/Joe McKenna days of mid-Nineties lore than the romantic digression with which Simons ended his tenure.

The lineup was a uniform of tailored androgyny in vibrant, classic colors of maroon, cobalt, cornflower and navy blue, and ivory. Shirts that had been given a light starching were worn under classic turtlenecks and sweater-vests. Stiff double-gabardine wrap skirts and long shorts rode ultralow on the hips and were belted for emphasis. A neat bar pattern nimbly broke up the mostly solid lineup, inspired by Annemarie Schwarzenbach, a 1930s Swiss photographer and writer known for her gender-neutral style.

It wasn’t perfect. Some awkward proportions and a few ill fits needed to be finessed to achieve the avant status that Paglialunga inferred. Yet he showed real potential in a confident debut. Now the question is, Does anyone have the patience to see it play out?

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