Derailing from my obsidian take on the Italian work-shirt, I saw it fit to hone focus on Jil Sander's homecoming, or as my own knack of alias-dubbing would suggest, the queen of the white poplin. Though the results of Sander's awaited resurgence as creative director of her eponymous brand are still anxiously awaited in terms of women's wear, her arrival lit promise through men's in Milan. The classic streamline structure and shape that so easily defines Sander never faltered while Raf Simons was in command, and unsurprisingly, it became all the more defined with the original brainchild on hand for Spring 2013. It only seems fit.
photo cred: style.comSeer-suckers, summer shirts, rolled trousers, and the rest of the typical seasonal baggage were shown, but each bore the recognizable Sander trademark: elongated elbow-length sleeves, contrast-paneling, and yes, the aforementioned use of white poplin. If anything stroke me pleasantly suprised, however, it was the use of geometric print. While print is no stranger to the Jil Sander aesthetic, I must say that it is overly refreshing to see it included in menswear. In a realm where drab solid-toned pantsuits reign as the supreme silhouette, bold labels like Jil Sander modernize an otherwise conservative way of looking at things. In the process of unlocking this subversive attitude within myself... compromise is a must.