Fashion is about necessity and pleasure — the need to get dressed (unless you belong to a nudist colony, that is) and the joy of owning beautiful things and expressing oneself through clothes and accessories. While they couldn’t ignore what people currently require in this peculiar moment of confinement and few social occasions, Lucie and Luke Meier still wanted to deliver something special for pre-fall, something with a strong purpose but also an emotional component.
Exploring a cozy sense of ease and comfort, the Meiers employed sport references and loungewear inspirations to pepper their luxurious daywear, which is always rooted in a personal, humanized minimalism.
The collection’s signature elegance was injected with a touch of playfulness, mostly conveyed via lively shades of orange, pink, green and yellow. The always precise silhouettes were soft and slightly loose — a tangerine tracksuit had the refined attitude of a suit but the relaxed fit of a pajama set, while pants with zippered hems combined sporty and sartorial references. A-line skirts, worn with pristine shirts with asymmetric, flattering collars, added graceful femininity. Suits with collarless blazers were worn with zippered color-blocked knits that also decorated fitted maxidresses.
Recycled polyester was crafted for plissé maxi frocks, Shetland knit tunics featuring asymmetric cuts were layered over chic pants and cool sets came in plush leather. Outerwear offered an array of silhouettes, from belted coats in shearling or cashmere to a bonded leather zippered blouson worn with a coordinated skirt.
Continuing to develop their vocabulary of intellectual yet accessible, sophisticated yet practical, the Meiers presented another beautiful collection that will help Jil Sander remain among the most relevant around.