Jil Sander AW12/13

by Andrew

Images from GQ Style, click for the full collection

Making a sinister statement to kick off Milan Fashion Week, Raf Simons at Jil Sander showed the many applications of leather.

The usual precise tailoring became intensified, creating a natural armour-like second skin. In contrast, the outerwear pieces appeared lighter and looser as boxy, oversized shapes finished off the look.

Dense charcoal flecked woollen suiting added some softness to the show, but surprise came in the form of coloured jumpers with animal motifs, which SHOWstudio revealed to be a clever American Psycho reference.

Accessories, also leather, were limited to the american grocery-style bags seen above, in what could be next year’s answer to the chic PVC carrier seen in the women’s SS show.