Today it has been announced that Jil Sander is leaving her own brand for the third time, due to 'personal reasons.' The Spring Summer collection which was shown in Milan Fashion Week in September was her last collection for the house. The upcoming autumn winter 2014 collection which will show in February will be designed by the in-house design team.
Jil Sander chief executive Alessandro Cremonesi said: 'On behalf of the group I want to thank Jil Sander for her remarkable contribution to the brand over this period. Her outstanding design and creative leadership have been crucial in reinforcing the brand and positioning it to foster further prosperous growth.'
Not so hot on your Jil Sander history? Let us give you a quick refresher. Jil founded the house in Germany in 1968 and then in the late 90s sold 75 percent of her company to Prada Group. The following year she left the house but then returned shortly in May 2003, with Raf Simons later taking the role as creative director in 2005.
At Milan Fashion Week in Autumn Winter 2012 it was announced that Raf Simons was leaving the house, headed for Dior. Jil herself was to make a return to the brand after an eight-year absence and two departures from the house, working exclusively for Japanese retail giant Uniqlo. Jil's final three collections at the house were modern, clean and discreetly luxurious - just as you would expect from the designer.
Grazia's fashion director Susannah Frankel said back in February of her Autumn Winter 2013 collection: 'Given the all-singing, all-dancing media circus the international collections have become, Jil Sander's quietly dignified, even pure aesthetic signifies a moment of calm just as it always has done.'
See Jil's final collection for the label in the gallery below...