Raf Simons last collection for Jil Sander was an emotional fashion moment ,including floral arrangements slightly resembling a funeral. The collection had his signature understated silhouettes referencing an sophisticated 1950's woman. The hemlines and drapping were subliminal as was the palette that evolved from pastels and neutrals to shocking reds into a gorgeous black gown closing the show. His incredible contribution to the Jil Sander label will be missed as will he; the standing ovation and his tears as he appeared on the runway to say his final good bye confirmed that there is humility in the unforgiving world of RTW.
Jil Sander is back at her label as Creative Director for next season and Raf Simons is rumored to be appointed Creative Director at Dior. The revolving doors in the RTW and Couture world evoke inspiration and sometimes confusion.