'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider' and 'The September Issue': these were the films that led Raf Simons to create an office-fembot collection for fall. The designer behind Jil Sander identified his new power woman as someone who'd fill her closet with simple, tailored suits (in a variety of checks and the occasional pinstripe) and formfitting catsuits or cut-out-effect jackets.
The combination was surprising, to be sure, especially since identifying a new form of power dressing has been a major conquest in recent years. Streamlined coats teamed with sheer black skirts and shorts are certainly a different idea of the answer. For now, we think most of the attention will go to Simons' choice of pattern. After all, Anna Wintour's dignified style could only be seen as powerful.