• Alessandra Fanizzi

Milan meets Minimalism: Jil Sander MFW A/W 19 collection

Article written for Rebel Femme Online Magazine





Day one at Milan Fashion Week A/W 19 is over but we can't get over with Jil Sander Ready-to-Wear Fall 2019 collection.

Jil Sander Creative Directors Luke and Lucie Meier gifted us with sophisticated poetry about minimalism, in response to a different approach from other designers, who showcased an (un)usual mix of decorations and looks ready to be posted on social media.


The luxury fashion company established in 1973 kept its essential yet modern vision alive, with a contemporary code. A rewriting of the brand iconic DNA in terms of modernity, sophistication, elegance, purity, high-quality tailoring. Towards the future.


Our team loved the sharply silent essence staged throughout the entire collection because every piece and every look was a declaration of pure minimalism and contemporary dynamism.

Yes, less is really more!

The music and the runway perfectly reflected the vibe: a calm, poetic yet conceptual soundtrack performed by a beautiful female artist singing and playing the cello, in a rigorous space discreetly embellished with plants.



The models were embracing natural makeup and the best essential silhouettes.

Contemporary designs, discrete volumes, and sharp cuts symbolized the perfect duality between masculine and feminine, in the details and in the overall silhouettes.

Male shirt classic and mandarin collars blended with female stand, round, and V-neck ones, jacket openings, positioning the right lapel over the left one, and vice-versa.

Rigorous cuts interweaved with rounder shapes highlighted by impeccable tailoring and seams, elongated essential tunics over wide-leg pants, long straight dresses, semi-fitted belted coats to focus on the female waistline with a male twist, oversize outerwear.

Slight eastern Jap references characterized by sophisticated heron prints, second skin-tabi-like shoes and subtle elegance of the attitude.



We also enjoyed the harmonious contrast between wool, silk knit fabrics and colour tones, from white to black, from light mint to green forest, from mustard yellow to pale sand hues.

Construction plus deconstruction at its best, an (extra)ordinary collection of poetic simplicity and cozy comfort as a luxurious signature.

Jil Sander never ceases to be timeless and different and we really want to share with you our appreciation for this lesson on minimal!




Photos provided by: NOWFASHION

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