Jil Sander, no matter who's designing it, is very much about shirting. For Resort, the team at Jil Sander Navy, the house's secondary collection, decided to elongate the boyfriend shirt and use it as a layering piece under skirts, dresses, and coats. (Each of these knee-length shirts could also easily be worn alone.) The technique created depth, especially when a long button-up shirt in the season's abstract floral was tucked into a cotton front-pocket skirt in the same print, or a white apron top peeked out of the bottom of a black tank dress with an asymmetrical hem.
There was a focus on the waist, too, with wide belts cinching together otherwise straight silhouettes. The confident color palette of red, blue, and green was offset by just a few prints, as well as a black, blue, and shocking red mobile pattern on a pair of boyish pleated shorts and a matching button-up. The knitwear, too, played with Calder-esque ideas: A green skirt with a rounded hem was paired with a white sweater in a green, red, and black intarsia print.
The plan for this collection was that it would feel just a bit more youthful than past efforts. The team accomplished that without sacrificing the go-to pieces that many customers might consider staples, such as the navy blazers and cotton overcoats. All in all, there was something very satisfying about what was presented.