After Jil Sander left her eponymous label for the third time in October 2013, the brand has finally named Rodolfo Paglialunga creative director. His first collection will be for spring/summer 2015. The Italian designer started his career at Romeo Gigli in the early 1990s, followed by Prada in 1996 and the role of Creative Director at Vionnet from early 2009.
Also, Jil Sander seems to have a consistency problem when it comes to design directors. If all the minimalist fans out there are wondering whether they should count on this guy to be there when a clean, blank slate of a dress is needed many years to come, the answer is maybe. Jil Sander’s chief executive officer Alessandro Cremonesi told WWD, “The label has not been tied to its founder for a long time. A number of different designers have been in charge, and we are at ease about the strength and potential of the brand. It has an evolving, independent history. This is a multiyear agreement [with Paglialunga], and we reason in the medium-long term.”