Jil Sander’s In The Navy Now

Here’s our hope: all high-end designers will eventually jump on the lower-priced collection trend so that eventually there will be affordable Chanel for one and all! The latest step in the right direction comes from the label Jil Sander, which will soon launch a moderately priced line called Navy. (Hence, our clever Photoshop detail—we don’t actually think the goods will be nautical.) Sander made a mark in the fashion world with chic office attire for women in the ’80s, and has remained consistent with strong, clean styles. The Navy collection, to be designed by creative director Raf Simons, will take a more relaxed and casual approach to the Jil Sander look. The word, according to the L.A. Times, is that the goods will cost 30 to 40 percent less than regular Jil Sander items, “and will include less-structured, more casual styles. Think T-shirts, knit dresses, jackets and jeans.” Duly noted. [L.A. Times]