Jil Sander has finally named Rodolfo Paglialunga as the designer who will takeover as creative director of her eponymous label.
Sander had returned to her fashion house for the third time in 2012, after former creative director Raf Simons left to pursue a career at Dior. However, 18 months later Sander decided to call it a day once again, and the label has since been on the lookout for a replacement.
Formerly of Prada and Vionnet, Paglialunga 'is the most fitting designer to write the new pages of the Jil Sander story,' said Alessandro Cremonesi, chief executive officer of Jil Sander.
'He has the right characteristics and the experience to evolve the Jil Sander brand in a new direction while respecting its essential traits.'
'I'm deeply honored to have the opportunity to take on this role,' Paglialunga told WWD. '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.'
By Olivia Marks