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With a bell silhouette firmly in mind, Raf Simons delivered a voluminous array of skirts and dresses for Jil Sander's A/W '11 collection. Harking back to the '60s, the show began on an all-black note - a definite contrast to Simons' Spring '11 collection. But worry not, black was only a temporary sight in Audrey Hepburn-style stirrup trousers and rounded jackets. It wasn't long before some colour arrived in the form of ski knitted jumpers, graphic hoods and oversized shift dresses.


There was hardly a form-fitting creation to be seen, with most pieces such as tulip skirts and cocoon coats nearly swallowing models whole. Still there was plenty of boldness to enjoy in ketchup red, electric blue, and mustard. Then there were the prints - giant roses and daisies emblazoned on silky shirts, skirts and jumpsuits. If things didn't appear full enough, Simons introduced sleeping bag style padding to long skirts and tunic tops. Not exactly figure-enhancing, but wearable enough for some to try.

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[Video via Fatalefashion]