FASHION REPETITION: JIL SANDER ANKLE BOOTS
Jil Sander, German fashion designer and founder of the namesake minimalist fashion house, has consistently been a favorite of the fast fashion copycats. Sander departed from her eponymous label last fall, for personal reasons (third time since 2000, mind you), leaving the in-house team to design the fall collection. As a result, an elegant and quietly powerful collection with sophistication and grace was put forth.
The item we’re featuring today are Jil Sander’s Extender-Sole Ankle Boots. Available in Barney’s for $995, the smooth black leather ankle boots with a wrap-around ankle strap was seen copied around the web and its duplicates were becoming increasingly hard to tell apart.
Forever 21’s rendition was sleek and minimal with flair; its pointed toe and padded ankle with buckle accents was nearly a mirror image to Jil Sander’s original. Available at Forever 21 for $35.
As for Zara’s, it’s black gloss and face tongue was the prime distinction from Jil Sander’s ankle boots. Available at Zara for $99.