Rodolfo Paglialunga Takes the Reins at Jil Sander-------
At long last, Jil Sander has a new creative director. Following Sander’s 2012 return to her label and her abrupt departure last October, the house has tapped Italian designer Rodolfo Paglialunga to take the reins. “I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to take on this role,” said Paglialunga, who worked for Prada for more than ten years before embarking on a two-year stint as the creative director of Vionnet. “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,” he added. Jil Sander Group’s CEO, Alessandro Cremonesi, offered, “We are very confident about this decision. We have identified the right talent that with coordinated assets in terms of personality and design skill will be able to raise our creative excellence to achieve new fashion marks.” No doubt, all eyes will be on Paglialunga when he debuts his first Jil Sander outing for the Spring ’15 season.