With new creative directors Luke and Lucie Meier at the helm, iconic fashion brand Jil Sander is essential wearing for spring 2023 and beyond.
A selection of garments and accessories from Jil Sander’s latest collection.
In the world of fashion, it happens all too often: A new creative takes the wheel at a major label and makes major changes in an effort to put their own stamp on the brand. Not so at Jil Sander, where new creative directors Luke and Lucie Meier have put the label’s heritage front and center, resulting in a collection that feels of the moment but still timeless. It’s a smashing success, says Chicago fashion doyenne and boutique owner Ikram Goldman—and she should know, having been selling the iconic label since its arrival on the Chicago scene decades ago.
“These new designers are really taking the classic message of what Jil Sander is all about— utilitarian but with great quality and workmanship—and making it relevant for today’s fashion,” enthuses Goldman, adding, “I’ve watched the transition and progression of Jil Sander, which is a brand that has stood the test of time, time and time again; the fact that it now has new designers who are not changing the brand’s heritage but weaving in what Jil Sander is about is really important and something to take notice of.”
How does Goldman see a woman incorporating this collection into her wardrobe? “This collection is the wardrobe,” she responds. “Jil Sander is a lifestyle. The clothes are so intricate and woven into what one needs every day. It’s a luxurious sweater. It’s a perfect poplin white shirt, or the perfect double-faced wool jacket. They have just the right amount of style and attitude. These are the kind of clothes that a woman needs in her collection.” Ikram, 15 E. Huron St.