By  on January 16, 2019

Lucie and Luke Meier like to do things that “feel right.” This was a recurring expression the designers used throughout a preview held in Milan at Jil Sander’s headquarters ahead of the brand’s fall/winter show in Paris on Jan. 18. It will be the first men’s runway show after they experimented with the coed format in Milan and men’s presentations — the latter two in Paris.

The Meiers, however, do not precisely want to split cities and shows. “It was not a decision to do men’s in Paris and women’s in Milan,” said Luke Meier. “We have a really strong attraction to Paris, it’s very personal to us and Lucie was living there for a very long time,” he said, referring to his wife’s experiences at Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton and Dior. The couple took on the creative helm at Jil Sander in April 2017. “We like to have a foot in both [cities] and we figured out how to bring an element of Jil Sander in Paris and have an element here in Milan — it’s nice.”

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