Jil Sander Spring 2013: Don't Call it a Comeback

It was back to basics for Jil Sander's debut ready-to-wear collection back at her eponymous label.
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It was back to basics for Jil Sander's debut ready-to-wear collection back at her eponymous label.
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The Clothes: It was back to basics for Jil Sander's debut ready-to-wear collection back at her eponymous label. Sander opened the show with an expertly tailored oxblood pinafore over a white blouse. Next came an equally impecable navy coat, then skirt and jacket combo. It had a sort of school girl vibe--but just the right amount. Overall the looks were sophisticated, smart and minimalist. The palette stuck to a tame mix of navy, oxblood, black, and white, which allowed for Sander's tailoring skills to really shine through. The final looks emphasized that attention to structure: Stark white jackets and dresses that look almost stiff. And the show ended on a surprising note: The last few looks were embellished with an ingenious plastic-looking polka dot, some of which pearlized in the light.

Hair and Makeup: Simple and minimalistic. Hair was straight and pulled back, and fasted with an elastic band.

The Soundtrack: Sci-fi-esque

The Vibe: Everyone was excited to see what Jil Sander would do back at the helm of her eponymous brand. The minimal square runway was lit up brilliantly from above and below. After the final walk, people began cheering until Sander took her final bow.

Celebrity We'd Most Like to See Wearing It: Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Leelee Sobieski

Photos: IMAXtree