Lucie and Luke Meier work on the men’s and women’s Jil Sander collections at the same time, so there’s an osmotic conversation between the two, which is also a reflection of the designers’ personal art-meets-life dialogue. “As an overarching approach, both collections share the same artistic integrity,” they said.
For resort, precision was softened by a flair for the artisanal and for subtle decorative gestures. Lucie drew on her couture background to infuse the label’s structured concision with gentler clarity. She emphasized the tactile quality of textures—ribbed wool, crafty crochet, chenille 3D embroidery in the shape of leopard spots, cotton bouclé, and crunchy recycled polyester. Details like ruffles, handmade macramé intarsia, and featherlight balloon shapes spoke of a breezy, feminine feel.
Silhouettes were kept either close to the body or very wide and short, highlighting a certain freedom in proportion-play; cue a lingerie-inspired, lace-encrusted short slip dress in white satin, worn under a sharp-cut, oversized boxy black blazer. Throughout the collection, boxy tailoring opposed fluid, slender shapes; it made for a dynamic masculine/feminine contrast, further energized by bursts of vivid colors. Adding an edge to the Meiers’ delicate decorative lexicon, jewelry was embedded into the garments—an imperfectly-shaped round metal disc replaced buttons and was built-in on a straight-cut jacket. On a similar note, a smooth, sculptural golden necklace was integrated into the neckline of a long slender jersey tunic, and could be removed to be worn with other things.