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Dolce & Gabbana referenced Elsa Schiaparelli, and Aquilnano e Rimondi looked back to costume designer extraordinaire Gilbert Adrian. But Raf Simons collection for Jil Sander was a forward-looking take on the sculptural trend. Inspired by the work of French ceramist Pol Chambost, Simons sculptural forms with contrast color pieces peeling away from, or spiraling around, the body were thrilling to look at from every angle. The concept got the better of him in a few instances, but its exciting to see how his mind works as he charts the future of this brand.