Jil Sander

Jil Sander Men’s Autumn/Winter 2012 Press Release

A reflection on contemporary masculinity, an exploration of the subtle tension between control and release. Leather coats take a prominent part in the collection. Oversized and partially belted, they’re worn over suits, exemplifying a confident manhood.

A tailored wardrobe with a concrete focus on shapes, volumes and cuts. With a prevalence of wider lapels and double-breasted constructions, the suits are precisely outlined and essentially defined by the density of materials. The blazers, cut close to the body, are consciously molded to enhance the chest. Renewed trouser proportions with a wider fit and prominent turn-ups.

Full-length wool or cashmere double-breasted coats are elegantly shaped with slightly narrowed waistlines and dropped buttoning.

Oversized trench-coats in lamb or calf leather create an alternation of shiny and matte surfaces. Leather-alike waxed-nylon parkas highlight the rough appeal of a monochromatic plastic uniform. 

A dominance of black with occasional interventions of color, mostly limited to graphic designs on the back-flaps of coats and cabans.

Mermaids, anchors, whales and dinosaurs – a portrayal of iconic emblems that disclose the infantile side of man’s psychology.

Black leather gloves alter the tone of corporate suiting.

Document or newspaper holders in precious materials epitomize the concept of ultimate luxury.

A reinterpretation of brogues, depicted by a gentle tip on the toe. The formal-shoe shape is updated either with textured leathers or with perforated designs that reveal traces of color.