Friday, February 24, 2012

Jil Is Back!

Can bringing back the original ever be wrong? Will she stay the course or totally surprise us with a new direction?


Could there be anyone better than her at the helm?


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  1. Natasha Fatah

    February 24, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    This is wonderful news, I’m sure she’s excited, and everybody loves a good homecoming story!

  2. [email protected]

    February 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Time will tell.

  3. montes Y mills

    February 24, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    no! so happy and excited! cant wait to see!!!!

  4. Boxer's Adventures

    February 24, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Truth in time tells all!
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  5. AnthonyC

    February 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    As long as the money people don’t meddle with her – wasn’t that the original problem? Both times? Isn’t it usually the problem?

  6. Clemence

    February 24, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    She can’t be wrong! she built the brand, it is her’s so everything is possible;-)

  7. Ge

    February 24, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I love her design for Uniqlo. But is it a good idea ? This is not the first time Jil coming back, isn’t it?

  8. Stephanie

    February 24, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Hope to see it soon!!!


  9. ruby

    February 24, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I’m so thrilled that she still has the desire to reclaim her iconic brand.

    I am a minimalist at heart, and this inclination has never left me, even through the Marni obsessed (remember??) and maximalist aughts! I think minimalism will once again resurface as a very relevant aesthetic in these coming years – esp with Jil’s involvement once again in a major way.

    I think Jil is well aware of the incredible success of Raf’s Jil Sander, and I’m inclined to think she will do a masterful job at approaching her brand with both a nod and a respect to what he has built for her, as well as mine her own pre-Raf inspirations for her brand as she begins again. She is who she is, and we shouldn’t denigrate that by insinuating her original vision for the brand is no longer relevant (as some people have done) just b/c Raf happened to be successful with his very different vision for her brand as creative director. There would have been no ‘Raf Simmons for Jil Sander’ if there was never a ‘Jil Sander for Jil Sander’ in the first place. And no matter what your opinion may be to her returning, one would do well to respect that fact. I wish her the very best!!!!

  10. Jane Alisa

    February 24, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Looking forward to seeing the outcome of this new development xoxo


  11. Sascha

    February 24, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Awesome! Frau Sander. Reconquers.

  12. Buki(Abigail James)

    February 24, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    This is the best news ever! Ruby, I completely agree with your comment ” Before there can be a Raf for Jil, there first must be a Jil. Raf has done well but the return of the THE ORIGINAL brings me joy! Thanks for the good news!


  13. Margherita

    February 25, 2012 at 3:24 am

    I’m sure she’ll do great!

  14. tim

    February 25, 2012 at 9:04 am

    fantastic talent, yes. aside from uniqlo there is a great deal of reference here to past work.

    raf simons has 7 years of pushing the brand forward, exceptional, unprecedented work every season…it may be her name on the brand but jil is now stepping into someone else’s shoes

    wait and see. certainly excited

  15. TheChambrayCountess

    February 25, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Exciting news! I can’t wait to see what she’ll do!

  16. The Photodiarist

    February 25, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Hopefully her third return will be charmed!

  17. FashionUm

    February 25, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    That’s a great news Scott. But time will tell…
    Show Your Outfit !

  18. Randall

    February 27, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Hope for her sake that she does well, but it is very hard to come back in anything and especially in fashion. We’ll see but I’m doubtful.

  19. proletarian Great Gatsby

    February 27, 2012 at 10:48 am

    I hope she comes back to stay.I love her work.Gratulierung Jil .Es freut mich Ihre Arbeit weiter folgen zu können.Viel Glück!

  20. HCBS

    March 1, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    It´s great to hear about her return! I hope she will bring a bit more wearability into the mens collection. That is what her original vision was for the brand, so i hope that will shine through with the design.

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