Raf Simons Digs Up '90s Plaids, Sets to Sci Fi Soundtrack for Jil Sander Fall 2010

Raf Simons Digs Up '90s Plaids, Sets to Sci Fi Soundtrack for Jil Sander Fall 2010

Raf Simons Digs Up '90s Plaids, Sets to Sci Fi Soundtrack for Jil Sander Fall 2010

>> The sounds of bombs dropping, bullets whizzing, and quotes from Lara Croft: Tomb Raider ("You don't think I'd go vaulting into thin air for nothing, do you?") punctuated the sci fi sountrack at Jil Sander today, with models criss-crossing the X-shaped runway in knit rompers and sharply tailored jumpsuits.  Every single one tromped around in black mid-calf flat boots, while sheer panels stretched down from their tweedy jackets and short slashes revealed themselves in an otherwise buttoned-up collection.

Raf Simons seems to have joined Marc Jacobs and Miuccia Prada in going archival this season — he pulled out the plaids that Jil Sander first used during the early '90s.  Another change for the designer: casting models of color — Joan Smalls, Rose Cordero, Sun Feifei, and Mengyao Ming Xi all populated the runway today. Brazilian sensation Alicia Kuczman, meanwhile, scored the exclusive.

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