Raf Simons is leaving Jil Sander after almost seven years as Creative Director. Clearly, reporting on fashion week entails more than just runway commentary as the latest announcement took place off the runway.
The news comes just two days before the Jil Sander show is scheduled to take place during Milan Fashion Week. History is in the making as this will be the final collection presented by Simons for the label.
Rumor has it he may be filling the coveted spot at Christian Dior. Also making its way through the rumor mill-Simons may replace Stefano Pilati at YSL (this departure has not been confirmed).
So who will replace Simons? He is officially stepping down Monday, Feb 27th at which point he may be announcing his successor.
While we’re at it, we’ll just through one more itsy-bitsy rumor into the mill. Will Jil Sander herself return to the label that bears her name?
We’ll keep you posted. The Jil Sander show is set for Saturday Feb. 25.