It was only last ss2011 that the Jil Sander’s market bag was all the craze (good and bad) and now for their SS 2012 collection Jil Sander has done it again (via Stephen Jones), This time with a beanie. When I first saw the beanie worn by Bryanboy and Anna dello Russo I was angry that people would pay so much money for a beanie with a piece of net on it but then again I am conflicted. I love the simple modernist design brought about by Raf Simmons and I really do consider it art (in a sort of DIY ready-made way) however since the piece is not singular I don’t know if a mass produced item that could be more cheaply made is worth $450+-. I know this is on the verge of becoming ‘what is fashion?’ babble so I will compromise by making my own in hommage to Jil Sander for just under £5. Here are the steps:
oversized beanie in whatever color you want ( I got mine for £2 on ebay)
net or veiling for millinery in same color as beanie ( I bought a meter for £2 on ebay)
a needle and thread (in the same color as beanie)
6.)Put on the beanie to the place where you want to wear it. 7.)Wrap the cut net around your beanie and adjust it how you like it. It should be just below the bottom lip line and loose around this area.
10.)Put the beanie on and touch the center of your head this is what you will sew down.
12.) Et voila you are done!! Now you can parade around like me (very man repeller)! What do you think about the beanie in general (Mine or JIl Sander’s)? Would you wear it? Would you pay the price?