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Jil Sander Fashion Designer ‘Raf Simons’ replaces Galliano

A Fashion show hosted by Jil Sander is usually cool temples of austerity but the atmosphere was crackling with emotion on Saturday when fashion designer Raf Simons showed his final collection for the house at Milan Fashion Week shows. The Belgian-born fashion designer received a standing ovation for his swan song, an opulent symphony to minimalism comprised of clean cuts and double-faced cashmere coats in sugary pinks, pale grey and white fashion looks. The volume of the coats in the fashion show were all countered by fine knit dresses cut close to the body, along with others incorporating seams used to construct geometric shapes. The fashion show was one of the better

Belgian designer Raf Simons cries at the end of his final Jil Sanders show. shows, no doubt. Belgian designer Raf Simons cried  at the end of his final Jil Sander  fashion show. (Photo: AFP) Simons is leaving the brand after 6½ critically acclaimed years to make way for the return of German designer Jil Sander to the house she founded in 1968. It will be the third coming of Sander at her label: she left it twice when it was controlled by the Prada Group because of creative differences. Designer Sander said she was excited to again “join the choir” of the fashion show world. “It feels like coming home after a brief journey.” The fashion world of course awaits to see what the Designer has in store !!
Stealth wealth look... a slimline, show-stopping evening gown from Bottega Veneta.Stealth wealth fashion look… a slimline, show stopping evening gown from designer, Bottega Veneta. (Photo: AFP) While lauded creatively, the commerciality of Simons collections has proved open to conjecture, prompting speculation Jil Sander  return to retail. Simons leaves today amid intense media speculation he will replace disgraced designer John Galliano at Dior. But Dior has said no statement will be made about its new designer until after the brand’s shows at Paris Fashion Week on Friday. Elsewhere, the stealth wealth that Bottega Veneta specialties was reinforced by the brand’s intimate and opulent show within its company headquarters. Strict, slim-line suiting and gowns were enlivened with silver jewels that sparkled at the neck and as buttons in the presentation that was a master class in understated luxury. A muted palette of black, maroon and forest green allowed sumptuous fabrics and refined cuts to shine, with applique, fraying and embroidery used to give garments a multi dimensional quality. Unlike the model who nearly fell from her heels at Bottega Veneta, Giorgio Armani’s girls had the luxury of walking in flats all the way at the designer’s Emporio Armani show across town. The fashion pack was greeted by fur protesters brandishing dead white rabbits, but inside the venue the mood was fun and fresh, in line with the Little White Follies theme of the collection. Fashion can use a dose of optimism after a dire couple of years for retail, and Emporio Armani shows delivered in the form of sparkle and oversize taffeta roses on cocktail dresses and perky fit-and-flare versions for daytime. Knickerbockers are the new trousers for Giorgio Armani, who showed not a single pair of long pants in his shows. Instead, trousers were cropped at the knee with a buttoned cuff and worn as long shorts by every model not in a dress. – – MILAN Fall 2012 : by Georgina Safe @ smh.com.au (The Sydney Morning Herald) Read more:

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