Raf Simons Leaves Jil Sander

Update: Jil Sander Confirms Founder's Return as Creative Director

Raf Simons Leaves Jil Sander

Update: The Jil Sander Group has just confirmed that the brand's founder, Jil Sander, is returning as its creative director. "I am very happy and excited to be back," said Sander. "It feels like coming home after a brief journey." This news comes just one day after announcing that Raf Simons will be leaving his post as creative director at Jil Sander.

After seven years as Jil Sander's creative director, Raf Simons will be showing his last collection for the brand this Saturday during Milan Fashion Week. The Jil Sander Group, who also said they will be announcing the new creative director in a few days, recently released a statement thanking Simons "for his dedicated commitment to the brand throughout these years, and wishes him the very best for the future”. The news comes after rumors that the brand's founder, Jil Sander, might be returning to the brand. Meanwhile, Simons was recently speculated to take the helm as creative director at Christian Dior. We're looking forward to his next project, but for now, take a look at the slideshow for a retrospective of Raf Simons's sporty-meets-sleek collections for Jil Sander over the years.

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