022 - Goodbye Raf Simons

Raf Simons spent about 6 years in Jil Sander - and from the moment he stepped in he transformed Jil Sander, not to say it's absolutely different, but in a sublime AND subliminal way that has curried much favor. His last collection at Sander is stunning. Opening with pastels that give off a serene, feminine feel that could've easily been mistaken for a Spring collection, it bursts into a myriad of metallic leatherettes (at least what I think it is) and blacks, but never forgetting the minimalism that defines the label. Obviously Simons had a checklist to get done before he left Jil Sander, and

 ☑ Legacy left behind

One of my favorite looks

And if you're read about it, the standing ovation (that called for an encore) was just amazing, and Raf Simons deserved every last second of it.

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And that stunning hummingbird print for his Spring collection I will forever remember.

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