Nature is the main source of inspiration.
Complementing the brand’s main collection, Jil Sander+ will seasonally add, starting from Fall/Winter 2019, to the Jil Sander world a series of products made for life outside of the city: trips to the mountains, to the sea, to the countryside. For both men and women.
It blends the sense of luxury, comfort, and design of Jil Sander with honest, authentic items. Form follows function, the mood is utilitarian, relaxed, cozy. Most garments are unisex.
The consideration of all products is detailed and thorough, emphasizing the company’s propensity towards rationality, research, and innovation.
Jil Sander+ is also rooted in the biographies of Creative Directors Lucie and Luke Meier. They both grew up feeling at home in the mountains, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, climbing, living in nature. They both appreciate garments that are equally practical, sensitive, and beautiful, capable of enduring adverse weather conditions yet comfortable.
The + added to the Jil Sander logo signifies honest fabrics, performance and often organic or with natural function. It signifies pure, honest, functional design. It also means specialized partnerships. Some products are in fact created with companies that Lucie and Luke Meier appreciate for their know how and continuous research. These collaborations are meant to expand the boundaries of both the products and the companies, absorbing and enhancing the expertise of the people involved in the process.
This season’s partnership has been established with Mackintosh, one of the world’s preeminent outerwear makers for over 200 years, with unequalled craftsmanship in the manipulation of bonded rubberized fabric. The range is composed of outerwear and accessories, which all feature high level functionality as well as modular capabilities.
The first Jil Sander+ collection introduces also a denim line. The fabrics are sourced from Japan’s best mills and the production is also Japanese. This results in an exceptional craftsmanship, giving each piece an authentic and lasting quality. In trousers, shirts, jackets, and jumpsuits.
The collection also features plush Arctic down jackets, capes, knitwear, packable outerwear in performance fabrics, parkas, trench coats, jersey, and accessories. Sturdy boots, slippers, and cozy mohair blankets. Silk pyjamas and nightgowns are contained in their own travel bags. Most fabrics are either technical or natural, including jersey, moleskin, recycled cashmere, silk, Ventile cotton.
The palette is also natural: snow, butter, sand, banana, aqua blue, sage, camel, granite, violet, and deep blue.
A full wardrobe for winter living outside of the city. Jil Sander+ is designed with a true purpose.