Rodolfo Paglialunga Named Creative Director at Jil Sander

Rodolfo Paglialunga is in at Jil Sander. He has just been announced as the successor to the Italian brand's namesake founder, who left the brand for a third time in October last year due to personal reasons. The 70-year-old had returned to the brand as creative director after an eight-year absence in February 2012 following the departure of Raf Simons, who left to take up the reigns at Dior. 

Paglialunga previously spent 10 years working at Prada, where he became womenswear design director, before leaving in 2009 to become the creative director of the reinvigorated Vionnet label. Paglialunga, who will debut his first collection for the house for Spring/Summer 2015, said: "I'm deeply honoured to have the opportunity to take on this role. 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."