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Wednesday, September 24, 2008
On the Fringe
Raf Simons' slick collection for Jil Sander did the impossible: It made a minimalist statement with fringe. Normally relegated to the realm of bedazzled, flapperesque ensembles or leather rough rider gear, it was surprising to see it used to such modern effect in Milan. The fringe panel inserts on dresses and long cascades that reached the floor seemed to liquify over the models' curves. These dresses are made for movement.