Jil Sander presented its Spring/Summer 2021 collection during the Milan Digital Fashion Week. Creative directors and husband-and-wife designers Luke and Lucie Meier have brought their design principles alongside the classic tailoring techniques.
“We really appreciate the technical aspect of the construction that goes into proper menswear-making. But I think that we’ve played with those ‘foundations’ our own way, proposing something different, not quite as rigid and formal but still very properly done.”Luke Meier
“Especially in the context of right now, we wanted to soften things a bit, introducing a friendlier, more tactile feel to our design.”Lucie Meier
As it is common in Meier’s design, they unify opposites with very little details. One such detail is the one placed on the sleeves of a coat in Japanese wool that can be shortened or detached by gently twisting a small metal loop ring that looks like a tiny piece of jewelry. Many of the collection’s elements were all printed with evocative messaging about nature.
“You probably want people to be a little more sensitive, you want them to notice something, you want them to feel what surrounds them. To think a bit more and more deeply.”