New Chapter–After Jil Sander’s abrupt departure from her namesake label for the third time, the brand has named a new creative director. Rodolfo Paglialunga, who boasts a resume that includes being womenswear design director at Prada and Vionnet creative director, takes over the reigns from Sander. Paglialunga will show his first collection for Jil Sander this September when Milan Fashion Week kicks off for womenswear. Talking to WWD, Jil Sander chief executive offer explained, “He is the most fitting designer to write the new pages of the Jil Sander story. He has the right characteristics and the experience to evolve the Jil Sander brand in a new direction while respecting its essential traits.” Meanwhile, Paglialunga shares, “I’m deeply honored to have the opportunity to take on this role. I have boundless admiration for the brand as I strongly believe in its pure vision and values. My aim is to carry forward the fusion between sophistication, luxury and innovation and bring the house to the next level.”
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