After we read it (and I also report it on my Facebook page) yesterday about Jil Sander leaving the position of creative director at her eponymous label…today already came out some speculations (ok, let´s just say guessing, rumoring and gossiping) who can be the successor. One name popped out…and this is: Gabriele Colangelo. The Milan-based designer, who´s career has begun with Cavalli and Versace, launched his brand in 2008, which is recognized as an elegant, timeless label designing innovating pieces and reinventing the concept of grace and luxury. This innovating side and luxurious fabrication in combination with the precise cut, is really similar on how Jil Sander worked.

While waiting if these rumors will be confirmed, let´s take a look on Gabriele Colangelo latest work, his S/S 2014 womenswear collection. Inspired by Raku, the Japanese form of ceramic, the collection is composed of mostly simple shapes, like linear dresses, clean coats, and samurai pants. These natural lines in earthy colors (white, beige, charocal, sapphire blue and black) are enriched with pieces made of graphic jacquards and mink jackets, vests that simulate the veiny surface of the Japanese vases. Rich and expensive materials made into something very daily, very calm, clean and so Zen.

/ click on "Read more" to see all images and the video of the collection /

/ Photos courtesy of Gabriele Colangelo /

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