Willy Vanderperre is behind the lens once again for Jil Sander, this time crafting the label’s Spring/Summer 2012 ad campaign. Clément Chabernaud and Aiden Andrews were styled by Olivier Rizzo under the creative direction of Jil Sander’s Raf Simons.
Jil Sander has unveiled their first ever smartphone in collaboration with LG Electronics. The high-end luxury brand continues to push innovation and design and the Mobile is great looking phone that packs a punch. It features a 5 MP camera, wi-fi, FM radio and 16GB of internal memory. The phone runs on Windows Phone 7.5 and comes with an exclusive Jil Sander app. The app and the device’s user interface allow for vivid interaction with the brand, creating a dynamic interface between users and its seasonal collections, and even connect them social media activities and extra content. You can shop right through the app and even look through locations of international boutiques.
The phone’s design features Jil Sander’s signature electric blue and will be found throughout the line of accessories as well. The phone will be distributed through selected retailers in Germany, Austria, Italy, France and UK and will be available online at store.jilsander.com starting October 7th.
Though we haven’t gotten shots of the entire lookbook just yet, here’s a sneak peek at what Uniqlo’s +J line will carry for its final run. The olive pea coat is a must have and would be a great way to see this collaboration off right. Well-fitting knits and warm fabrics seem to be leading the way for fall and with good reason. Expect this one to be a hit from the launch.
We’ve attached shots from the women’s campaign as well.
All good things must come to an end, folks and that is the only thing that explains news stating Uniqlo and Jil Sander’s +J collection will end its course after the Fall/Winter 2011 season. Sander’s minimalistic approach to design went mass market just two years ago at extremely accessible price points and we hope Uniqlo is able to craft more partnerships in the near future.
For the next fall, Jil Sander continues to evolve her minimalistic approach by dropping suiting that’s more structured than we’d seen in the spring line and consistently darker as far as the color palette goes. The outerwear’s phenomenal though we can expect bigger pockets and a bit more functionality from these pieces. Jil Sander has also brought lots of texture into the line across all the items from the coats to the suiting and sweaters.
With Milan Fashion Week now in full swing, we’ll be highlighting a few of our favorite labels, starting here with Jil Sander. For Fall 2010, the German-bred designer stays true to his minimalist approach. The presentation is flawless with pieces we personally can not wait to get our hands on come next winter.
Ah, while the majority of people are still recovering from the hype of Uniqlo‘s debut collaboration with Jil Sander, the duo’s already announced an S/S collection set to launch next month. January 14th will be the launch date, with two other rounds throughout the S/S 2010 season. Prices will be consistent with what we saw in the fall collection. Expect outerwear to peak at about $150 and everything else to be under that.
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Coute Que Coute gives us a look at a DV Man editorial for the Fall/Winter seasons, entitled “The Good Old Days”. The styling is flawless, done by Ursula Wangander and the shots were captured by Carl Bengtsson. Notable labels making an appearance include Gant, Jil Sander, Carin Wester and Paul Smith.
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