accessorizing, jil sander style
Jewelry is about as familiar a sight at Jil Sander as fringe and embroidery. But believe it or not, designer Raf Simons showed all three at his show this morning. The earrings and bracelets, made in collaboration with the Italian jeweler Damiani, had a vaguely tribal feeling. Often worn one at a time, the delicate gold spears stuck out from either side of the lobe with diamonds and semiprecious stones on the ends. “I feel a big excitement and challenge to create a product category that is not typically seen as Jil Sander,” said Simons. “I am convinced that there are no limitations to enter new areas for the brand as long as we can create these items in the very specific Jil Sander style—sophisticated, luxurious, and ultra-modern.” What’s next, a Jil Sander home collection? Actually, that’d be pretty cool.