Hold On…

…the big reveal will come soon enough.

In a time where immediate information is already old news, let us just take a moment to lament on lapels so perfectly constructed, they simply seem to pour on the body like liquid cashmere.

Jil Sander FW12 Brown Coat with Pink Lapels on Exshoesme.com
Raf Simons' constructive deconstruction of the coat in his final collection for Jil Sander FW12.
Jil Sander FW12 Pink Coat with White Lapels on Exshoesme.com
A blush, a rush.
Jil Sander FW12 Soft Pink Coat on Exshoesme.com
A rose by another name is not as sweet...
Jil Sander FW12 Pink Coat with Yellow Lining on Exshoesme.com
Softness covers a brightness, to be revealed...
Jil Sander FW12 Midnight Blue Coat on Exshoesme.com
Is it midnight already? Are we bewitched, bothered and bewildered?
Jil Sander FW12 Poppy Red Coat on Exshoesme.com
A starlet in scarlet. But what do the letters spell out?
Jil Sander FW12 Pink Belted Coat on Exshoesme.com
It is under wraps for now...
Jil Sander FW12 Taupe Coat and Silver Dress on Exshoesme.com
...but a glimmer of hope shines through.

It may have been his last collection before Jil Sander returns to the house that she built, but Raf Simons is a jewel in this business.

Where will he shine next?

Raf Simons Waves Goodbye at his final show for Jil Sander FW12 on Exshoesme.com
He leaves us misty-eyed and mystified.

 Images: Vogue.com.

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