Saturday, 28 February 2009

Dressing Angels: Milan Fashion Week



Angels wears nothing but Jil Sander. This is why.

Update: Horrified of Tuscany quotes Times report:

In the finale bow, 'Simons, whose catwalk appearances are normally fleeting, lingered with his arms wrapped around Christel von Kiedrowski, the head of Sander's Hamburg ateliers for more than 20 years. The latest owners of Jil Sander, Onward Holdings and GIBO Co SpA, are rumoured to be closing those ateliers: a cost-cutting exercise, no doubt. And no doubt, either, what Simons thinks of the plan. The magnum opus of this collection, a succession of black, sculpted dresses and pearly white leather jackets that curved around the body, twisting and unfolding at the neck, back or hips to reveal a neon flash of orange or yellow and tiny glimpses of skin, took tailoring to a new level: it was a breathtaking demonstration of what state-of-the-art manufacturing and fabric technology can achieve. Without those ateliers, it is doubtful that the heart of this collection will ever see the light of day.'

Gulp. Sob.

6 comments:

lilith said...

Hmmn, I can just see you picking olives....:-)

lilith said...

Wow, her stuff is great.

hatfield girl said...

Well, not olive-picking wear L, but I have on, even as I type to you, a Jil Sander sweater in dark grey, a black, long-sleeved stretch cotton Jil Sander t shirt, plain guess who black trousers and a dear little pair of JS boots, flat, softest leather, ankle. in the same slate colour as the sweater. Black angora socks by M&S. They do good socks.

As you can imagine, I haunt the sales after Christmas buying anything of hers I can find. Bagged an overcoat this year and, as I explained to Mr HG who tends to swoon over her clothes (well, the tags on them anyway) it was such a buy I was able to get bag and gloves as well.

Third on the right, top row, is my particular favourite here.

Mr HG said...

I suppose that, as even my mean grandfather used to say, "chi piĆ¹ spende meno spende", i.e. the more you spend the better value you get for your money. As long as you remember that the better value you get is not a saving available for further purchases...

hatfield girl said...

It is right that I should spend money and consume. We have The Prime Minister of England's word.

Also, I don't accept: 'better value you get is not a saving available for further purchases...'.

What's it a saving for, then, if not for further purchases?

Mr HG said...

Oh no! Savings on actual purchases are virtual money, dear, only available for virtual purchases...