It’s official: Starting next week, founder Jil Sander will return to her company as the creative manager – again. Jil Sander, 68, founded the business in 1968 and has left and returned to the company twice. She resigned from the company 2004 and now stated that the return feels like coming home from a brief journey: "... It will be a great challenge and a greater joy to design Jil Sander's contemporary identity... The fashion world need original voices and genuine signatures. I will do my best to, once again, join that choir."
Alessandro Cremonesi, CEO of Jil Sander Group commented: "Over the past years, the Jil Sander brand never lost its strong identity. I believe that this was made possible through the affirmation of its core values and the incessant exploration of new contemporary edges and future trends. It is a moving moment to welcome Jil Sander back, who created this unique fashion house and then shaped its rise into a highly estimated global barnd. Jil Sander's human passion and visionary strength are a priceless force for the future of our company. Her entrepreneurial attidtude will be highly beneficial to all aspects of the Jil Sander Group. It's almost too good to be true."
The news about Jil Sander’s return was announced shortly after the exit of Jil Sander designer Raf Simons. The Belgian is expected to be found in the fashion houses of Dior or Yves Saint Laurent soon.