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Jil Sander S/S 2011

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Posted February 4th, 2018 By Colby Mugrabi

Bright hues, innovative evening wear and master tailoring are only a few highlights from Raf Simons groundbreaking spring/summer 2011 collection for Jil Sander. The show that, in one’s mind, solidified the Belgium designer, trained formally in furniture design, as a force to be reckoned with in women’s fashion. Simons was always considered a leader in the menswear industry, his namesake brand is often a goldmine for trend forecasting of seasons to come, but until spring 2011 his aesthetic was largely seen as paired down and austere in the stratosphere of womenswear. His colorful collection began as a thought provoking case study on maximalism and the traditional practice of haute couture, seen through the creative eyes of fashion’s favorite ‘minimalist’. The fourty-four look collection opened with eveningwear and evolved into a beautiful garden of patterns, tailoring, and couture techniques, all tied fluidly together through Simons’ heightened sense for color this season, à la the late and great Yves Saint Laurent. The designer had some fun with accessories, showing plenty of captivating bug-eyed sunglasses and plastic shopping bags as purses, one of fashion’s favorite handbags of late, similar styles have more recently been seen on the runways of Celine and Balenciaga. This powerful show was filled with standout looks that were perfectly curated on the runway and possibly even more powerful when broken apart. Bravo Raf!

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Gisele Zelauy wearing Yves Saint Laurent

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Homage to the Square (soft spoke), 1969

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Homage to the Square, Glow, 1966

Josef albers  homage to the square  glow  1966

Kaj Franck for Nuutajarvi Notsjo

Tricolored Glass Goblets

Kaj franck fro nuutajarvi notsjo   two tricoloured glass goblets

Kaj Franck for Nuutajarvi Notsjo

Tricolored Glass Goblets

Kaj franck

Robert Mapplethorpe

Flowers

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Polarized Color Series, 2010

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Harper s bazaar  dutch  april 1990  striking gisele zelauy

Gisele Zelauy wearing Yves Saint Laurent

Harper's Bazaar, April 1990

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Le corbusier  palace of justice  chandigarh  india  1952

Le Corbusier

Palace of Justice, 1952, Chandigarh, India

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Kazimir malevich  suprematist composition  blue rectangle over the red beam   1916

Kazimir Malevich

Suprematist Composition (blue rectangle over the red beam), 1916

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Img 6772

Kaj Franck for Nuutajarvi Notsjo

Tricolored Glass Goblet

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5f3769b6c627eed7733b1c306505ebab

Robert Mapplethorpe

Flowers

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Jacques andre   and jean prouve     garden chair   1936

Jacques André and Jean Prouvé

Garden Chair, 1936

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Charlotte perriand a    mexique    cabinet  circa 1953

Charlotte Perriand

A ‘Mexique’ Cabinet, 1953

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Frank stella  firuzabad  1970

Frank Stella

Firuzabad, 1970

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Homage to the square 1950

Josef Albers

Homage to the Square, 1950

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Josef albers homage to the square  soft spoke  1969

Josef Albers

Homage to the Square (soft spoke), 1969

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Josef albers  homage to the square  glow  1966

Josef Albers

Homage to the Square, Glow, 1966

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Kaj franck fro nuutajarvi notsjo   two tricoloured glass goblets

Kaj Franck for Nuutajarvi Notsjo

Tricolored Glass Goblets

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Kaj franck

Kaj Franck for Nuutajarvi Notsjo

Tricolored Glass Goblets

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Robert Mapplethorpe

Flowers

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Rene prou chairs  1932

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Chairs, 1932

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Hiroshi Sugimoto

Polarized Color Series, 2010

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Hiroshi Sugimoto

Polarized Color Series, 2010

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Hiroshi Sugimoto

Polarized Color Series, 2010

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Ysl ss 1989 couture

Yves Saint Laurent

Spring/Summer 1989 Couture

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Villa muller adolf loos  1930

Adolf Loos

Villa Muller, 1930, Prague

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