Subtle and powerful are keywords that capture the principle of the designers’ use of material in this collection. With different textured fabrics in each look, the balance is persuasive and intricate. The treatment of natural textiles creates a stimulating combination of textures, which accents the silhuettes and emphasizes divergence. Sleek and feminine trousers are paired with squared, masculine jackets and coats, touching on the subject of playfulness and contrast.
A pastel palette heavily influences the collection, merged with contrasting dark colours, that strategically highlight juxtaposition. Pale peach, light green, cream and white communicate softness and fill the room with relaxing energy and peace. These calm colours are worn with double face Italian wool jackets and rich foulard collars, symbolising the powerful sensitivity within. Cotton and chenille are crocheted together in different, contrasting vivid colours giving a padded, spongy look to rectangular long dresses.
Our youthfulness is awakened by the use of prints. Tiger patterns, big hand-painted stripes, paisleys, as well as the use of knitwear and sequins flatter the colour palette and give a delicate edge to the look.
Boots and elegant, open slipshoes; mainly in black and white, give the looks a clean and sophisticated touch. Metal details on the shoes add another level to the outfits,- and matched with geometric jewelry and accessories, the looks come full circle. Cylindrical Cannolo Bags in white, deep burgundy, caramel, and black effortlessly accentuate the softness of the pastel clothing in a tasteful manner, with wide leather straps as an accent.
Images: Courtesy of JIL SANDER
Collages by Silje Kvam