If anything, Jil Sander’s latest show goes to prove what an amazing job Raf Simons was doing at the helm of the house while the founding designer went missing. The designer said in an interview leading up to the debut of her Spring/Summer 2013 collection that the hopes were “to bring the brand back to its heritage” – yet we think she’ll be sufficiently busy working to keep up with Raf’s legacy.
Besides the usual buzz and fashion drama, the collection was modern, fresh, and minimal, having all the hints of quirkiness we’ve been accustomed to expect from the brand’s collections.
In total, Sónar 2017 will feature more than 140 performances across 9 stages, including brand new shows from Justice, Arca (live) & Jesse Kanda (av), Soulwax, DJ Shadow, Nicolas Jaar, Moderat, Eric Prydz, De La Soul, Anderson.
“Essentials is the perfect blend of product and culture from a brand like Converse. Focussed around classic sportswear items, redefined for streetwear….it mirrors the story of Converse as a brand, born in sport, raised by the streets.”
For the Fall/Winter 2017 collection, Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki, co-founders and artistic directors of Maison Kitsuné, drew their inspiration from American pop culture and the aesthetic and creative energie of New York born, Paris based, artist William Klein.