If you were as obsessed with Jil Sander's Spring 2011 collection as we were, the arrival of diffusion line Jil Sander Navy in stores--and online--is a welcome diversion. The collection isn't designed by creative director Raf Simons, but it's obviously inspired by what he does on the runway. (We are assuming it's Simon's team overseeing the collection, but haven't received confirmation from the brand's reps.) The best news is that the prices, as promised, are a bit more affordable. (Dresses hover in the $600 range.) You can peruse--and buy--the collection on the newly-launched website JilSanderNavy.com. (And if you were also obsessed with the Jil Sander Fall 2010 collection, plenty of those pieces are also available--and marked down significantly--on the e-commerce section of the site.)
Update: We heard from Jil Sander's people, who say the collection was created by an "internal design team."