If you haven’t already heard buzz around the Jil Sander Fall 2012 collection, then you might be surprised to hear that it didn’t all have to do with the clothing. Or the fact that it was Raf Simon’s final collection with the fashion house. Instead… it was all about the florals.
Considering that it was a fall collection, the blooms may seem a bit out of place, but the concept makes sense in my mind. The plexiglass boxes mimicing museum cases, preserving spring florals into fall and winter… and perhaps a nod to preserving Raf’s contribution to the Jil Sander label as well?
Created by florist Mark Colle, the colors of each arrangement perfectly complimented the flow of the show with their contrasting color schemes (everything from saccharine pink to basic black). In this interview with another mag, Colle remarked “The most important thing was that they were all different and reflect the collection; highlighting the romance, femininity and fragility of the designs.”
To me, the arrangements are a perfect blend of modern and traditional – something I’m always striving for in my interiors – so they’re highly appealing to my style senses. I could see taking this concept to a classic wedding held in a modern setting (art gallery, anyone?) or as a stunning centerpiece to a tabletop. What do you think of this new twist on tradition?
*runway images via style.com florals via paperdoll studio