First Dibs: Jil Sander Spring 2013 Look 26

Jil Sander, master of minimalism, is back at the label that bears her name. Her show in Milan last week was easily the most anxiously anticipated since Raf Simons left the company and showed his first collection for Dior this summer. With all that industry drama in the air, Sander seemed intent on laying down a clean slate.

Take this fresh-faced look, for example. The tailoring hits that perfect chord between billowy and boxy—one that Sander is always so good at striking and makes us wish she’d dabbled more in dresses before. Another old-school Sander sleight on show is: understatement. The color-blocked knee-high boots and the Lucite cuff make for a very refined riff on the mod vibes that are cropping up for spring. Last, but not least, the discreet-looking clutch is in the running to replace our current Sander standby. Altogether, it’s an enticing preview of what’s to come after the designer’s eight-year hiatus. This first look warrants a definite first dibs.

This First Dibs was selected by Interview assistant market editor Stephanie Strauss.

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