Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2012

Jil Sander designer, Raf Simons, created what he called "The last in my couture trilogy" as this was his concluding collection for Jil Sander. Simons epitomized Spring/Summer with vibrant colors, feminine shapes, crisp and clean whites, paisley prints and gingham prints. The couture line embodies elegant, sophisticated and elite women yet the prints Simons used gave these empowering shapes a fun twist with paisley and gingham. Jil Sander's signature poplin shirt, traditional blazers to jackets with plunging lines, matching shorts, darling dresses, skirts, trousers, quarter length sweaters, pencil skirt dresses and even gowns are the various pieces that Raf's line is made up of. These pieces were accompanied my patent leather lace up boots, point-toe heels and patent leather peep-toe sandals. The looks were accessorized with hats with miniature veils, clutches, square hand bags and beautiful brooches. The models graced the line on a very simplistic and white runway which was complimented by yellow, blue and green squares of gravel, Picasso's ceramics and plants. Simons himself described the theme as “Midcentury modernism — the mentality as well as the aesthetic,.".