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A Haven of Comfort: Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2024

The best shows from Milan Fashion Week FW24: An ELLE preview on Jil Sander

Mariacarla Boscono opening Jil Sander FW24 show.
Mariacarla Boscono opening Jil Sander FW24 show. Image courtesy of Jil Sander

 Imagine stepping into a world of pure comfort. This is the vision Luke and Lucie Meier, the creative force behind Jil Sander, have crafted for fall/winter 2024. Responding to the world’s desire for solace, Jil Sander reinvented your favorite childhood fluffy blanket as grown-up outerwear. This collection is a cocoon against the storm, a hint of peace in a world demanding softness and conformity. Every piece serves the core message of comfort, evident from the styling all the way down to the fabrics.

The show itself set a calming tone. Instead of harsh lights and a stark runway, the venue was bathed in soothing green and blue tones. A cluster of oversized record players filled the space. The soundtrack followed suit, replacing techno beats with a live performance featuring soulful vocals and slower rhythms. This all sets the stage for a collection prioritizing comfort.

Model walking down Jil Sander FW24 show.
Modernist 20s reference at Jil Sander FW24. Image courtesy of Jil Sander

Jil Sander’s collection offered a relaxed and luxurious take on minimalism. The focus was on comfortable silhouettes that moved effortlessly with the body. The accessories were subtle and complemented the clothes, adding a touch of intrigue without being overly styled. Think of them as the finishing touches that elevated the look without stealing the spotlight.

Model walking down the runway at Jil Sander FW24 show.
Statement coat and feather shoes at Jil Sander FW24. Image courtesy of Jil Sander
Model walking down the runway at Jil Sander FW24 show.
Sculptured dress at Jil Sander FW24. Image courtesy of Jil Sander

Jil Sander also surprised with some playful elements. Simple looks were given a twist with jingling earrings, while a chunky pink knit dress offered a cozy silhouette with a peek of red high heels for a touch of unexpectedness. The collection was a successful blend of comfort, luxury, and minimalism with a hint of playfulness.

Model walking down the runway at Jil Sander FW24 show.
Charleston inspired headpiece at Jil Sander FW24. Image courtesy of Jil Sander

Forget the sharp angles of your classic blazer sleeve. Jil Sander’s Fall/Winter 2024 collection takes a softer approach. Picture a crescent moon, but flatter and following the line of your arm, instead of a straight shot from shoulder to wrist. No pointy elbows here! The fabric flows smoothly down your arm, ending in a cuff that echoes the same gentle curve. These rounded sleeves are tailored to flatter your form but with a relaxed, comfortable twist.

Model walking down the runway at Jil Sander FW24 show.
Light blue at Jil Sander FW24. Image courtesy of Jil Sander

Scarves were a recurring theme, adding a touch of effortless luxury. They were draped loosely around the neck or cascaded down the back, creating a nonchalant and mysterious vibe. This fits perfectly with the overall minimalist aesthetic, where small details enhance the look without overwhelming it.

Ultimately, this collection is a love letter to comfort. It’s a reminder that true strength comes from allowing ourselves to be enveloped, to find solace in softness, and to restore ourselves, ready to face a world yearning for softness and conformity. 

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