Jil Sander Menswear Resort 2023 in Paris
It’s not as good as their previous show, and the styling is messy. But it’s a pre-collection so I’m not expecting much. There are lot of desirable pieces if you break it down into separate pieces. They’re more Phoebe than original Jil Sander spirit at this point, and that’s fine by me. With the price point, I rather choose this over The Row any day.
I agree that their prices are excessive, particularly if you consider that Jil Sander used to be a very “everyday” kind of brand.
I don’t mind OAMC, but I detest their Jil Sander. It’s not minimal, it’s not refined, the only word that comes to mind is bad – every single season.
It has notes of other things, but they never work properly, let alone together — oversized weirdified sweaters à la Raf Simons’s own label, usually some kind of sleeveless tailoring or jumpsuit that wishes it was McQueen (which is also what I think of when I see those chunky combat boots with a faded pink skirt, never mind the gender); ugly haphazard graphics / shapes that remind me of Marni on a really bad day.
When Raf was at the helm, I actually bought things from Jil Sander. I barely remember the post-Raf pre-Meier years (I would have to check Vogue to remember what it looked like), but these days it takes a depressing effort just to scan through the lookbooks. It might as well be Balmain.
And the prices just keep going up — $7360 for a lapel-less cashmere overcoat on Ssense. I actually know a lot of men who buys Jil Sander now. But I think it’s easy to understand and it’s a valour sure. I’m not sure people knows the connection between OAMC and Jil Sander tho.