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Raf Simons shocked the fashion world last week with the news that he was leaving Jil Sander after seven years.
Where he is heading exactly is still unknown (rumors of Christian Dior are rife, but that is to be taken with a pinch of salt, heard it all before and all that) but it is known that the brands name sake is returning- an exciting twist to the story!
Although Simons has had unprecidented success in the past seven years, it's the last three seasons especially that, for me, have been some of the most inspirational colections, along with Phoebe Philo and Francisco Costa, Simons has brought simple, sexy dressing back- with pops of colour and understated individualism.
SS11 saw us all coveting that fluro pink and tangerine Orange floor length skirt- colour blocking in its purest form was ressurected.
This seasons collection is simply wonderful- every wannabe Ballerina/ Laura Ashley girls dream.
Romantic overtures of blush pink, barely there nuetrals and impeccably cut dresses - loving this panel of high- midriff baring trend we have going, first with Costa at Calvin Klein, now with Sanders- with the odd pop of brown, blue and no AW collection would be complete without a bit of metallic. I am hooked- I literally said "auighhh" whilst looking at the collection- I have never made that noise in my life!
You cannot look at this collection with anything less than lady-like, whimsical awe, whilst imagining wandering through the Versailles in the dwindling Summer.
I am overly in love with the idea of a Barbie pink AW coat- my eyes are firmly peeled.
Whatever Simons decides to do, I'm sure it will be completely divine, his legacy has been well and truely made and I look forward to his next project.