Jil Sander is set to leave her namesake brand for the third time, it has just been announced.
‘Personal reasons’ are said to be push behind the German designer’s departure, which will make the Spring Summer 2014 collection her last for the brand.
“On behalf of the group I want to thank Jil Sander for her remarkable contribution to the brand over this period,” said Jil Sander chief executive, Alessandro Cremonesi, in a statement to WWD.
Adding: “Her outstanding design and creative leadership have been crucial in reinforcing the brand an positioning it to foster further prosperous growth.”
Now her third official departure from the brand, she last returned to the fashion house at the end of February 2013, ending an eight-year absence to replace Raf Simons.
From founding the namesake label in 1968, Sander first left in 2000, after selling 75 per cent of the business to the Prada Group, before returning in 2003.
The in-house team is expected to design the next Autumn Winter 2014 collection following the designer’s departure.
We're wishing Jil Sander the best in her next venture; she’ll no doubt be keeping a close relationship with her eponymous label.
By Jessica Bridgeman