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WHY WE LOVE IT - JIL SANDER MULTI-ZIP BOILER SUIT

WHY WE LOVE IT - March 22, 2022

Modernist, minimalist, precise, luxurious…all adjectives used to describe the codes of Jil Sander.

Words by Karlo Steel, ANT/ - BUYER / CREAT/VE D/RECTOR

Now under the tenure of Luke and Lucie Meier, Jil Sander forges ahead with broader themes of color blocking, tactility and handcraft. For SS22, industrial touches abound: rounded metal studs outlining the edge of leather goods, grommets inserted into garments, and large, exposed zippers, while functional, add a decorative element. The latter two are present in this black gabardine boiler suit. Über utilitarian, boiler suits were originally worn by men who maintained (no surprises) coal fire boilers during the Industrial Revolution. They experienced a revival in the mid-Seventies when adopted by punks and Rastafarians, often customized. At Jil Sander, it is refined and elegant yet retains its spiky, downtown allure. Zip off the sleeves for boiling hot nights.

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