Article by Hilary Alexander
After five years of self-imposed exile, Jil Sander, mistress of minimalism, is back in fashion's front-line, surveying one of the best, most democratic collections she believes she has ever designed in some 40 years.
It is beautiful in its stunning, considered simplicity; like her own collections were, back in the days when high-earning female executives lusted after her label, even when it cost in excess of £2,000 for a boardroom trouser suit.
More importantly, this new collection is affordable, from £14.99 to a top price of £279.99, and will sell in the millions. The collection is +J, her third season and most comprehensive for the multi-billion dollar Japanese clothing giant, Uniqlo, with, at latest count, 944 stores worldwide.