Jil Sander Fall 2012 Collection

Posted on January 19, 2012

There’s an almost cartoonishly masculine feeling to the Fall menswear shows; more so than usual. Certainly it seems the waifish little dandy look is not what’s on everyone’s minds at the moment. We’re seeing more authoritarian-tinged looks throughout the collections; lots of black leather and military-esque coats, but none so much as this collection, which is almost entirely composed of such looks. And while there was a slick and slightly sinister vibe in the overwhelming number of black and leather pieces in this collection, it was the sweaters that had us whimpering like hungry dogs. We will cut someone to get our hands on a dinosaur sweater. We’ll have to draw straws over that one. Loser gets the boombox sweater, because we’d also cut someone for that.

 

 

 

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    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=555593309 Alexis Peñafuerte Wenceslao

      Kinda reminds me of the Man in the Rubber Suit in American Horror Story. Scared.

    • Anonymous

      I want the whale sweater so much.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Great. Batman in onezies.

    • Anonymous

      Paper bags?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Stephens-Bassett/1503492602 Karen Stephens Bassett

        My thought exactly!

      • Anonymous

        They go with the dinosaur and whale sweaters, to send your young man off to kindergarten with a healthy lunch.

    • Anonymous

      I see Nazi inspiration. Not my favorite look.
      When my son was 4 I bought him a sweater with a dinosaur on it, much nicer than the one you’re drooling over, and without a sailor flap on the back. I probably still have it somewhere if you want it .. but it’s really tiny.

      • Anonymous

        Wasn’t Nazi-inspired clothing a really big Japanese-teen street style last year or so? Maybe still happening? Or maybe really old and I’m behind the times?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326120071 Gaby Ripoll

          Well, Hugo Boss is still around. 

    • Anonymous

      Portent of more oil slicks ahead.

    • Anonymous

      I’m definitely digging the dinosaur and whale sweaters.
      The long black cape coats would be good for some Batman role playing. :)

    • Anna Maria Diamanti

      I would totally do a guy wearing the whale or dinosaur sweater. And then I’d steal it.

    • Anonymous

      Looks like Pleather…

      • Anonymous

        But I bet it smells like leather. Mmmmm.

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      I don’t see black leather sweaters taking off.

      • Anonymous

        Unless they wanted to actually sweat.  Blargh.  ‘Twould get awfully humid in there . . .

        • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

          And would smell like a hamster cage after an hour.

    • Anonymous

      The whale is great.  Top row, middle…is that a leather sweatshirt?

    • P M

      Hee. 80s vampire.
      Also, why would I want a leather version of a brown lunch bag? Or rather, pay good money for something like that?

    • Anonymous

      Digging the whale sweater minus the back neck flap, but everthing else is just gross.

      • Anonymous

        Also, black golves carrying nondescript paper bags is creepy.

    • Anonymous

      Some days you just need to put on a badass coat and a pair of boots and stomp around town…all while hiding your snuggly dinosaur sweater underneath, to be revealed when your mood clears up.

    • Anonymous

      I only pray the whale sweater isn’t a portent of the rise of Twitter Clothing. Unless it costs $140 or less (which I doubt). 

      • Anonymous

        Twitter is like very, very bad haiku. 

      • Anonymous

        From your mouth to God’s ear.

    • Anonymous

      Looks like Brad Goreski in leather. And I guess a black leather lunch bag is, you know, more butch than a Judith Leiber minaudiere.

      • Anonymous

        Hahaaaa. I guess villains bring their lunch to work, too. 

      • Anonymous

        You win the Comment of the Day, hands down, for using the word “minaudiere!”  Well DONE!

    • Isadora Paiva

      Oh, the fashion industry’s notion of masculinity: lots of leather!

      On the collection, I must say that the sweaters are the only thing I really love (except for that leather one… what’s that about?).

    • Isadora Paiva

      One more thing: I think the whale one, which is my favourite, would look even better if the graphic was a bit lower on the chest. The dinosaur one doesn’t share the same problem because of the blue “stripe thing”.

    • Anonymous

      I liked this quite a bit more than the Prada collection.  Loved the sweaters especially the Dino.

    • kjthorp

      I’ll take the whale sweater. Adorable!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Stephens-Bassett/1503492602 Karen Stephens Bassett

      Some of those coats are pure Gestapo, others Batman.  

    • Anonymous

      More men in shiny suits coming up on the RC!

    • Judy_J

      My little grandson loves dinosaurs!  I’m constantly buying him pjs and playclothes emblazoned with dinosaurs.  They must be very big (no pun intended) this year.  I’ve even seen them on Dickies backpacks.  Personally, I’d love the whale sweater.

    • Anonymous

      Love both whale and dino sweaters!!

    • Anonymous

      and i will cut you both to claw the dinosaur sweater from your grubby little hands!

    • http://twitter.com/jaythenerdkid Aaminah Khan

      I have a friend who dresses like this, using finds from thrift stores and communist memorabilia websites.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

      This collection is kind of hilariously schizoid. On the one hand, you have the BDSM leather dom outfits, and on the other, cutie pie sweaters with whales and dinos on them. The Two Faces of Mister Master? That’s what I would have titled this collection.

      • Anonymous

        Yes!  (I like the juxtaposition– they check-and-balance each other.)

    • Anonymous

      I’m sorry, but, dude, the bottom three rows are what he wears when talking to his dead mother, and the top three rows are for the serial killing.

      • http://twitter.com/ThingsToShea Jenn Elting

        I thought the top three rows were for when he was getting his grays dyed and his eyebrows waxed as not to damage the cutie-pie sweater?

    • Anonymous

      love the dinosaur & whale sweaters – the cheap looking leather stuff? to quote Stephen Fry: “sometimes there just isn’t enough vomit in the world!”

    • Anonymous

      Dinosaur sweater – WANT. Otherwise, this fashion scares me.

    • Anonymous

      I like the whimsical sweaters.  I could leave the rest.

    • Anonymous

      The all-leather outfits look very… squeaky.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I don’t mean to alarm anyone, but there are grown-ass men with dinosaurs and whales on their sweaters here.

      • Anonymous

        I was definitely alarmed!  I like whimsy as much as the next person, but those sweaters on adult males?  Ridiculous!

    • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

      FUCKING PRADA.

    • Anonymous

      to steal a phrase from you boys, they look like oil slicks. yuck

    • Anonymous

      Gloves!  That’s what was missing from the Prada show.  Though I think the Prada show should have had white gloves.

    • Lauren Maier

      Again want this whole collection, either for me to wear, for my boyfriend to wear, or for me to dress my boyfriend up in.  

      Boombox sweater is a total want.  Although, TLo, when I am an awesome knitter, I will make you dinosaur sweaters.  

    • http://www.facebook.com/chloe.stabler Chloe Stabler

      Whenever I see so much shiny leather, even though I know it’s real, it just begins to look fake and cheap.

    • Anonymous

      It starts off looking like a parade of characters from Inglorious Basterds, and then we move on to Kindergarten sweaters. I do want the whale one though.

    • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986/ Judy S

      Design a menswear line using Hefty bags. And repurpposed kindergarteners’ sweaters.

      • Anonymous

        YES.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=733516833 Toby Wollin

      So, if Prada is Belle Epoque (actually, I think of it more as WWI), then Jill Sander is WWII (except for the sweaters. Whales? Really?). All that’s missing are the jackboots and the SS insignia on the collars. Not exactly subtle.

    • Anonymous

      This elicited a lot of “give me a break” from me. 

    • Anonymous

      I think the first nine looks are too matchy-matchy.

    • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

      Afraid it all seems a little douche fumes to me. 

    • http://twitter.com/TheScottFinley Scott Finley

      Love the Dino sweater but hey, a sperm whale sweater. Genius.

    • http://twitter.com/BeantownMrs Praggya R. Barretto

      My husband’s getting one of those dino sweaters. I don’t care what he says.

      • Anonymous

        Can you convince him to wear it? Will he grasp the charm?

    • Anonymous

      The leather-head-to-toe just looks, as someone said earlier, “squeaky.”  As single pieces, there is some nice leather there, though.

      And I must say that while I like the sweaters, it will take a man who can project a certain je ne sais quoi to wear one without looking as though he might still be living in his parents’ basement.

      T & Lo, therefore, are safe. The rest of you, take care.

    • MilaXX

      All that leather is a lot to take in all at once. I have to admit the dinosaur sweater is really cute. The boombox is okay, but I like the dinosaur better. My condolences to the loser.

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      I quite like the dino sweaters.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Cookie.Taz Aisa Ginger Jake Psenicnik

      hate the sweaters, LOVE the coats

    • Anonymous

      I would like to order one dinosaur sweater please.
       I will pass on the “lunch bag” purses…errr, murses.
      Best item on the runway…those cool glasses. Something tells me I will not find those glasses at LensCrafters. 

      The rest of the line would get the designer booted off of Project Runway. Too shiny (bet Heidi would love it) By the way, is anyone watching PR all stars? Snooze fest.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Cleary/1201575213 Patrick Cleary

      I love the dinosaur sweater. I wish the male models were allowed to smile, because could you imagine a smiling, happy cutie like that in a dinosaur sweater?

    • Anonymous

      Sweaters are to die!

    • alex mallard

      girls can wear mens sweaters right? cause i want both the dinosaur and whale sweaters.

    • Anonymous

      The first group made me exclaim “OMG was the inspiration Nazi Vampires?”

    • Anonymous

      i dont like the little whales/ prints.. but i thought all the looks were really repetitive.. although i like some edge outerwear jackets. this collection was kinda dissapointing from what i see from Jill Sander… bring that fire back from spring!!!

    • Anonymous

      my gosh. I love everything! 

    • Anonymous

      WTF?  Who in the HELL Is going to wear a sweater with a picture of a whale on it?  This looks like it was made by Baby Gap for a 3 year old boy.  I can’t believe it.  WTF???

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GQIN74TNNQROY5JFPOWWBGJWEM andy

      Kindergarten Nazi look… different, I suppose. The individual pieces look great, but oy! The combination!

    • http://www.facebook.com/laurylsulfate Lauryl Sulfate

      I really wish that the guy with the black lunch bag would have stopped and sat down and taken out a black sandwich.

    • Anonymous

      I’m nervous about the stealth return of pleats.  So much for evolution.

    • http://profiles.google.com/phyllis.craine Phyllis Craine

      Ridic all of it

    • Anonymous

      I want the whale!

    • Susan Crawford

      The black leather suit (third row, middle shot) is VERY sexy, but we’re not going to see it on many real-life guys. These pieces are made for model-boyz with perfect bodies, narrow waists and hips and long, lean torsos. The sweaters will be knocked off instantly, so if you desire them, just give it a couple months and pick them up at lower-end shops.

    • Anonymous

      And now is the time on Sprockets in which we dance.