Rodolfo Paglialunga, the creative director for Jil Sander has an interesting way of infusing minimalist clothing with a subtle luxury. The wool suit with shoulder strap is like a uniform with the subtle flair of a custom made tuxedo. The bonded gray leather tabard over slim trousers is super luxe protective gear. The grey cashmere sweater and scarf over grey leather trousers luxe civilian clothes for an off duty weekend .
There’s a relaxed feel to clothes that on the face of it are strict even formal. The military theme works more as a metaphor with the idea of order as the thread that runs throughout the collection.
Rodolfo Paglialunga has created a language for Jil Sander that blends coherently with the history that informs the company. Like Ms. Sander Paglialunga is clear in his vision. The 2 piece jacket and pant in dark brown leather are the definitive power suit but spoken softly without fanfare.
This collection is all about cool authority. It reads like that saying: “Walk softly and carry a big stick”. When clothes give you a feeling of real confidence they’ve gone above and beyond the call of duty.