Jil Sander – Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear Collection | Runway Show

By - June 26th, 2013

The Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear Collection offers a demure and clinical look for the aloof, male coquette. Sander’s decision to limit the pieces to a tight spectrum of color (black, white, beige, gray, and tangerine orange) is intriguing and allows the designer to focus on more tedious details to appeal to the viewer’s eye. Thematically speaking, we saw a trend of long, oversized blazers, jackets that could be mistaken for ponchos, and shorts that were tailored to generous proportions. We also noticed a selective use of a floral pattern (in tangerine orange as well as in black and white) which was used to either accent the sharp, black, three-buttoned blazers, or to drape the models in an all-over, three-piece suit. Overall, the collection flirts with the concept of androgynous dressing and the occasional mixed elements of flannel and patent leather, which manifests a vibe of uppity austerity.