Fall 2011 Milan Fashion Week: Jil Sander Pictures From Runway Show

2011 A/W Milan Fashion Week: Jil Sander

Fans of Jil Sander's light and color-filled Spring collection might have freaked out a little over the all-black beginning to Fall. Thankfully, it was temporary, before designer Raf Simons introduced a nod to '60s ski motifs with his aviator-capped models in bright, slim knits. Minimalist silhouettes that define the Jil Sander brand got a fresh look through the maximalist lens of last season; shift dresses and boxy tops were blown up, and some fabrics had the thickness of sleeping bags in an interesting but not-so-figure-flattering way. Florals returned, this time smaller and darker, but, thankfully, the bold colour stayed on.

  • Trends: Minimalism, '60s ski, knits, florals, graphic prints.
  • Colours: Mint green, royal blue, red, yellow, teal.
  • Key Looks: A floral oversized sheath, the graphic knits under boxy tops and coats.
  • Accessories: Aviator caps, elbow-length gloves, pointy-toe black boots.
  • Who Would Wear It: Art gallery-types, minimalist fans, and Tilda Swinton.

Source: Catwalking

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