19 posts tagged with jil sander

If there’s one thing that one should always expect from Jil Sander, it’s extremely clean lines. The label was known for its impeccable minimalism back when Sander was still with the company, and now that Raf Simons has taken the helm, he’s continued the traditional of sometimes-stark modernism to great critical success. Jil Sander Spring 2011 was a watershed moment for modern trends, and Jil Sander Fall 2011 is very nearly as good.

In fact, the handbags might be better, at least in some ways. This collection shows a greater breadth of accessory options than the last go-round, with everything from oversized totes to prim little satchels and clutches to some very literal box bags with corners so sharp that you could poke an eye out, so be careful. The pieces emphasize the “retro” in “retro-modern” and recall a time when tailoring was key, so you surely won’t find a stray detail in any of these designs. (more…)

We are on the cusp of spring bags arriving to all of our favorite online retailers. While some sites have the bags available for pre-order right now, Net-A-Porter is giving us a little peek at what is to come. (more…)

If you follow fashion shows, you know that Raf Simons’ Spring 2011 collection for Jil Sander was one of the most well-received and directional runway presentations of the upcoming season. Featuring traditional shapes in eye-poppingly vibrant shocks of color, Simons set the tone for spring and had everyone in the industry dreaming of pinks, oranges and kelly greens. Most of us are still dreaming, in fact.

To get the look without investing in expensive ready-to-wear, look no further than the Jil Sander Market Bags in the same bombastic brights as the line’s clothing. With great leather and a three-figure price tag (not to mention the cache of being from one of the season’s most important collections), I anticipate that these bags will sell rather quickly. (more…)

Last week we saw Chloé’s moderately unsuccessful attempt at handbag minimalism, so to brighten up your Tuesday morning, I thought it would be nice to take a look at a bag from a brand that does minimalism far more successfully: Jil Sander.

Sander long ago ceased contact with her eponymous line, but her preference for minimal, modern design lives on in pieces like the Jil Sander Gray Manga Madame Bag. Competitors, take note: this is how you do chic minimalism.

Photo via Style.com. Price unavailable because my Googling skills have failed me. My guess would be around $2000.

We come to expect a certain look with our clutches. Small, rectangular, hand-held. There of course are the exotic clutches, the bedazzled clutches, the boring clutches, and the amazing clutches. It is when a designer thinks outside of the box that they captivate and capture their audience.

Jil Sander is much of a no-name when it comes to Purse Blog, though she is an internationally renowned minimalist German fashion designer. Her designs are impeccably clean with an attention to lines and shapes. My only qualm is remembering she is Jil with one ‘l’ not two. (more…)

Sometimes it takes a handbag outsider to remind us how it’s done. All of us bag people can get a little caught up in logos, leather types, and the traditional bag powerhouses at times, but sometimes it’s nice to peer outside that, to people that make clothes first, and then bags, and see what they come up with.

Jil Sander Oversized Leather Bag

Jil Sander is one of those designers. She’s known more for her overall minimalist aesthetic than her accessories collections, so we don’t cover her often, but her Oversized Leather Bag is nothing short of impressive. In her trademark simplistic color scheme – if you can really call “Black and More Black” a color scheme – Sander has created a functional, grown-up bag for a woman with a self-assured sense of style. An interesting visual point – there is no exposed hardware on this bag (a similar feature of the Fringe Satin Clutch). Even the small buckles attaching the handles are wrapped in black leather, reinforcing the monochromatic, minimalistic look for which Sander is known. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $1490.

You know the old saying, “you always want what you can’t have”? Well, I find that saying stuck in my head this morning. As much as I love writing about handbags I continuously lust over, sometimes I wish I had endless funds and could snatch up everything my eyes fall in love with. Then, there are times when I come across a bag that is sold out. I don’t know why, but I tend to find myself wanting a sold out bag more than I might if it wasn’t sold out. Anyone else?

Jil Sander Fringe Satin Clutch

The Jil Sander Fringe Satin Clutch is a perfect example of this. At first glance I almost skipped right over it. But then, the big bold red “SOLD OUT” font caught my attention. It’s sold out? Why?! What if I want one?! The black satin clutch with looped fringe detailing and magnetic snap closings would go so well with so many outfits. The chic, understated elegance with a hint of movement would be great for a night out on the town. But, wait, do I really like it or is it a case of wanting what I can’t have? What do you think? Net-a-Porter for $1180.

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