Milan is looking even more promising after the Jil Sander show. The fall collection was nothing like the washed-out spring collection we saw last season. It was less conceptual. (An artist and his paintings, the idea of transferring the image onto a sheer top. etc inspired the previous collection.)

I especially love the classic Jil Sander look, the proportion and length in look 10. I love look 22 too, the turtleneck piece with dégradé front was stunning. (Why didn’t Raf repeat that on a shirt?) The experimentation with fabric continues (on the same look) with curvy style lines on trousers. Amazing.

Raf didn’t show much accessories and bags, but there was a new twist to the shoes; chunkier heel and broader outer sole that spreads away from the shoe.

If there were a designer who could fuse his design esthetic and the fashion house’s initial concept harmoniously, that would be Raf Simons. Although some outerwear is looking more Raf than Jil Sander, it blends in well with the rest of the dynamic pieces nonetheless.

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