Designers of S/S 2011 – Jil Sander
After blogging about supermodel and fashion icon Chanel Iman in this February’s 2011 ELLE issue, I discovered a sudden interest in delving deeper into the world, work and designs of Jil Sander. Her ideas are inspiring to designers, writers, painters and every other form creative mind there is, as her colorful yet minimalist designs inspire the potential to re-create her vision in our own way, even now I’m figuring out the best way to colour block with the resources, clothes and style knowledge I currently own. Sander is bringing the concept of colour blocking to the forefront of all our minds for this season and I’m so glad for it, subtle nudes and faded pastels, beautiful as they may be, are truly beginning to bore me to the very core of my being and I need something a little special and a bit more LOUD to look forward to this spring/summer. By cleverly mixing a bold palette of hot pinks with pastel yellows, aqua turquoises with midnight blues and stunning neon purples with daring blood reds is genius, and although I know this trend to be nothing new to the industry, the way Sanders instigates colour blocking through her SS‘ 2011 womenswear collection, helps let all the excitement and vibrancy of spring and summer come flooding back.