Most people when they think of Germany this month will think of politics not fashion, as voters will select the successor to Angela Merkel. Still, this week the capital staged Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin.
We caught up with Jil Sander - the greatest living designer in Mitteleuropa - to learn more about her +J, her latest collab with Uniqlo; her view of today’s fashion and of her successors at the house of Jil Sander.
In Milan the parting farewell generally addressed to a friend by the Milanese is "buon lavoro," literally "good work," which after a very busy week in the Italian fashion capital, summed up the mood and the style here.
Confirmation of Carven's acquisition by Chinese group Icicle has been accompanied by the news that the French label will be able to keep on all of its current employees – all bar one: creative director Serge Ruffieux.
A year into their tenure as creative directors at Jil Sander, husband and wife team Luke and Lucie Meier built their collection around contrasts this season, placing particular emphasis on accessories.