We’re not sure how this Collection will translate into the high-street shopping mayhem, but Raf Simmons is slowly building the cheering possibility of a new century where scrupulously chosen hues of color are contrasted with black for winter, and white for spring. It is the new dawn of color block, and absolute validation for coral, chrome yellow and Dartmouth green. Pantone freaks rejoice. I remember hearing so-called fashion connoisseurs saying one should never match saturated colors with solid black – and doing so YSL couture masterpieces were held hostage. For the past decade, we’ve watched minimal loosing its color (literally) under the influence of nonchalant or rock attitude. But if beauty is in contrasts and if elegance is refusal, we feel most merrily blessed by Jill Sander’s way of putting these propositions in perspective.