Huge Carnation Mountains Filled the Runway at Jil Sander

Huge Carnation Mountains Filled the Runway at Jil Sander

It was a homecoming of sorts for Jil Sander Creative Directors (and married duo) Luke and Lucie Meier, who showed their Fall 2020 men's show today in Florence, the city where they first met as young fashion students. The designers were invited to show there as special guests this season by Pitti Uomo, skipping their usual menswear showing in Paris.

For fall, they staged the runway with several large piles of orange carnations, a nod to the designer's signature references to nature in their work. As is with their women's line, this men's collection saw the pair continue to imbue a softer, artisinal touch to the restrained, minimalist framework Jil Sander herself implemented years ago. Here's everything you need to know about the collection.

Secure the Bag

A variety of bag shapes and sizes were worn with the looks, from mini bucket styles to larger shoulder bag/messenger hybrids rendered in sumptuous leathers.

Statement Necklace

The Jil Sander man likes to wear jewels, and this season's offerings include silver necklaces with pendants depicting a stylized eagle and schools of fish.

Silver Touch

Rows of sterling silver pendants are applied onto cashmere capes, sweaters, and shirts, one of the few instances of visible embroidery.


The crafty, artisanal elements of fringe and raw-edged fabrics are seen on everything from traditional tweed coats to sharp tailoring.

Collar Contrast

The removal silk collars are invisibly buttoned on suits and coats for a versatile look.

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