Fashion house JIL SANDER presented the Resort 2023 Menswear Collection, with a lookbook and fashion film. Designers Luke and Lucie Meier expand their sartorial language and challenge stereotypes with this season’s collection. The looks feature elongated lines, the ocean sky gradients and palm tree prints. The glamorous, the gritty and the utilitarian, the iridescent sequin tops, the hammered silver “feather” brooches, the twin-sets and cotton smocks, find an extraordinary balance in the composure expressed by an ingenious simplicity of cuts, shapes, and purpose.
A new beginning, that’s the idea behind the collection. The feeling of 1960s California, freedom, fresh starts, a brand new world, which is what we think many of us want right now. Stylistically we mixed the geometric pattern cutting of workwear with the nonconformist glamour of Hollywood and the West Coast. We wanted the feeling to be romantic and realistic at the same time, which is typical of that culture and possibly how we need to be today. – Lucie and Luke Meier
Skirts, kilts, trousers, overalls, and tops in dry wool, linen, and gessoed cotton. Precious cashmere and cotton knitwear, dyed or with floral fil-coupé jacquards – some split on the sides and with voluminous round sleeves. Cotton voile, silk, double-face cashmere, and leather T-shirts, tank tops, and shirts. Fluid Japanese wool and cotton trench coats lined with colourful prints. Everything is elevated with the subtlety of couture and an expert use of innovative and traditional techniques and materials that make Jil Sander stand as a symbol of modernity and sophistication. – from Jil Sander