+J Final Collection - Be Yourself*
The final +J Collection by Jil Sander for Uniqlo went on sale this week. The range includes tailored shirts with tuck, pleat and bow detailing, sculpted coats and great quality woollen and jersey basics in her trademark minimalist style but at high street prices.
The hallmarks of the collection are modernity, beauty, comfort and purity in design. It's the kind of authentic everyday style that really appeals to me, but Sander is just as keen that her clothes should enable women to carry through their own personal sense of style when dressing for special occasions as well. She recently told The Guardian "it is not so easy for a modern woman to find something adequate (for a special occasion) without betraying her sense of self. This is a gap I have always tried to fill, with my design." The simple but luxurious black jersey dresses in the collection do that pretty well in my opinion.