The stage of Lucie and Luke Meier’s new collection is an immersive capsule, smooth and embracing. Cobalt blue horn speakers stand out as a functional and artistic installation against a monochromatic set of plush sage green carpet. Mk.gee, the singer-musician, has been invited to perform his songs live, soulfully fusing genres.

Sound, like air, is an invisible matter. It is inside and around us, it envelopes and connects, it travels between objects and bodies. It blurs distances and penetrates us. Music gives shape to our emotions; desires and needs.

Inner and outer life unite. Sometimes, precious details are intended for the wearer only. The interior of a garment, or the finish of the inside of a delicate bracelet, is as important as the exterior, as what is shown.
Who does not remember, and wear, something for its smell or touch, rather than for the way it looks?

The essence of Lucie and Luke Meier’s work lies in the constant search for a balance between sensitivity and form, intimacy and presence, image and intention, concentration and humor – all five senses. A complex, multidimensional world that finds its way within, not beyond, appearances.

Fluid and soft in shape, explore the creative possibilities of essential pattern-making, pushing to the highest levels the capabilities of elemental, geometrical forms. The looks are monochrome, accentuating the 3D interplay between the garments’ volumes, the body, and the space around them. Balancing roundness and graphic lines. They come alive with movement and focused natural fabrics: cashmere, shimmering cotton and silk velvets, Italian and Japanese wools. Sparks of spiky and leafy anodized steel, silver, and gold jewels, and fuzzy bags and earrings lend texture. Thin, polished aluminum fringes, embedded in necklines of dresses and tops, or down side seams of trousers, give movement to garments and sculpted jewel caps and earrings.

Tailoring is softer and shaped, contrasted by horizontal accents, like the straight neckline of the vests worn under matching jackets. Every piece has the subtlety of couture, in definition and materials, but also the dexterity and meticulous and inventive handwork of the craftspeople who create every Jil Sander piece. While simple in form, knitted dresses and tops are integrally knit horizontally, chunky cable knits are, upon close inspection, covered by a wispy, almost transparent knit net, and even a dress is sculpted from, and fringed with, chainmail. Pieces like these have a depth of technique only seen at the very highest levels of garment making.

Lucie and Luke Meier’s formal yet whimsical construction and technique are key. Everything looks effortless, inducing the haptic sensation of wearing something precious and uncomplicated. Simpler forms intricately made.