Blocks of brights and a balance of volumes was what Raf Simons served up for A/W 2011 at Jil Sander in Milan; and the result was a collection to delight Sander fans everywhere.
From sharp, smooth, ski-wear influenced silhouettes, to voluminous, rather 60s styled outerwear, the forms were in essence, pure modernism - and all the more beautiful for their variety.
Whilst black played the foil for bold hues like lipstick red, electric blue and shades of mustard and teal, texture also played a huge part in the whole with padded silks and nubbly knits providing tactility where pattern was largely absent, save for a few floral pieces with definite cocktail credentials.
Not a shred of skin was on show, but Simons showcased the female form with an almost couture-like attention to detail - as we've come to expect from him at Jil Sander.
A beautiful collection which managed to encompass both rigid, perfect lines and a soft, modern femininity.