NEW CREATIVE DIRECTOR ANNOUNCED AT JIL SANDER
Exciting news: JIL SANDER Group is announcing new Creative Director; Rodolfo Paglialunga.
Since October 2013 when Jil Sander left her namesake brand, the house has been searching for a new Creative Director. It was the third time Jil Sander departed the brand and this time it was of personal reasons. Jil Sander sold the majority of her eponymous brand to Prada back in 2000.
Rodolfo Paglialunga, Italian native, started his career at Romeo Gigli in the early 90’s where he served as the founder’s closest collaborator. In 1996 he joined Prada to collaborate for over 10 years arriving to assume the role as Womenswear design director. Early 2009 Paglialunga left Prada to become Creative Director for the house of Vionnet.
“We are very confident about this decision”, said Alessandro Cremonesi, Chief Executive Officer of JIL SANDER Group. “We have identified the right talent that with coordinated assets in terms of personality and design skill will be able raise our creative excellence to achieve new fashion marks. We trust that Rodolfo Paglialunga’s refined and cosmopolitan approach will be instrumental to reinforce our core values and continue to drive innovation and modernity into the heritage of the Brand.”
“I’m deeply honored to have the opportunity to take on this role”, Rodolfo Paglialunga declared. “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 into the next level”.
The Women’s Spring/Summer 2015 runway show will mark the designer’s first collection for the house.