Backstage in Milan with Jil Sander
Jil Sander designs could never be accused of fussiness. The house made a name off of minimalist's minimalism, a legacy it has upheld over its nearly 35-year history that has spanned creative directors including one Raf Simons. The house's most recent menswear collection, which showed in Milan Saturday, continued in the same vein, albeit with a few upgrades. A reverse ombre pattern added a bit of intrigue to boxy suit jackets in mint green and periwinkle; a burnt-orange leather trench added a counterpoint of color amid the severe designs. (Still, the slick, side-parted hair showed the collection was still about clean lines top to bottom.) Before the show, photographer Jake Hateley went backstage to get a behind the scenes look at the Jil Sander boys' getting-ready routines.