Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection was shown in Milan Fashion Week.
Rodolfo Paglialunga, who we know from his time as creativ director of Vionnet has now been three seasons at Jil Sander, stepping in to fill the shoes of the eponymous designer herself when she left the brand for the third time.Spring-summer collection began and ended with soft, white silks, blouses with slashed sleeves and skirts tied off in a knot to start, plus a neatly cut natural-toned ,very graceful gardener with little slits at the shoulders, and a loose, long-sleeved tunic dress with utility strap details at the chest and hem. In between came riffs on shirting such as a periwinkle shirtdress twisted at the midriff with a cutout along the waist.
Silhouettes are soft and fluid, satins slinky and in China blue, gentle draping an obvious follow-on from his Vionnet days. It is a elegance, Rodolfo Paglialunga has done an adequate job adhering to the house’s minimalist credo, designing nice, chicly practical clothes which every women must have in her wardrobe.