Kvadrat textiles have been used by Jil Sander, the acclaimed Milan-based fashion house, for their Men’s and Women’s 2011 Fall/Winter collections. The Men’s collection revisits the origin of Jil Sander – minimalistic shape and tailoring. Reflecting a modernistic approach, it features rich textures, bold colours, simplified forms and layered designs.
Signature Jil Sander colours have been used across the Men’s collection. These are white, carbon, navy and black – combined with citrine, mandarin, neon, magenta, eucalyptus and their mélange derivation. The Women’s collection offers ‘new dynamic tailoring’, which echoes the imagery of the acclaimed mid-century fashion photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe. It features surfaces, textures and patterns that refer to modernistic design, as well as bold volumes and mid-century couture references subdued by simple cuts and details.
In terms of colours, for the Women’s collection a strong presence of black enhances the vibrancy of primary colours – red, royal blue and yellow. Hues of green and chocolate brown, as well as silver grey, complete the colour range.
Divina and Divina Melange were used to make overcoats, parkas and suits for the Men’s collection and coats for the Women’s collection. Colours used ranged from soft grey and anthracite to bright red.