Lucie and Luke Meier are poised to change the concept of tailoring at their new Fall 2019 Menswear show for Jil Sander. They started with questioning tailoring—the current big trend of the moment—and how to make it cool and contemporary. The answer they chose to expound on was to make it softer, less strict, and give it more agency. Thus, it resulted in this line of rounded suiting and outerwear of sleek but free-form silhouettes with undeniable youthful ease. It still had a tinge of streetwear to it but was so shrouded in the Jil Sander brand of clean minimalist sophistication that they didn’t appear streetwise. Although these clothes are made to be worn on the street, they had an elegance to them that was far more luxurious than what other streetwear brands (who are also taking on the tailoring trend) are presenting. Color-wise, the palette remained neutral with somber tones of azure, teal, aubergine, lilac, and burgundy. There was a serious richness to the line that was both attractive yet intimidating, especially when the clean lines that tended to look too clinical. Still, this was a Jil Sander offering brought forth to 2019, and that’s all a decades-old fashion house can ask for!
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