The mood in Milan is swinging back towards tailored clothes – and that is good news for Italy. It is as though the #MeToo movement that went viral in Autumn 2017 has now worked its way into fashion – literally and figuratively.
At the tail end of a sweaty summer, young women are still wearing the short and sexy clothes that have been an Italian trademark for decades. But on stage there is a determined swing towards what was once termed “decency”.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B2lbnilHMUM/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=dlfixSurprisingly, the lead outfit is shorts – not the buttock-high variety, but rather tailored trousers sliced off at the knees. Too severe for Spring/Summer 2020? Soft colours give them a more gentle appeal.
The new life of Jil Sander is stepping out at a fast pace. But the skill of Lucie and Luke Meier, the husband-and-wife Creative Director team, now in their fourth season at the brand, is for a pace of change that never seems overwhelming; nor as if the aesthetic of the founding German designer were deliberately rejected.