>> This Saturday's Fall 2012 Jil Sander show in Milan will be Raf Simons's last for the label. In a joint statement, the Sander company thanked Simons "for his dedicated commitment to the brand, throughout these years, and wishes him the very best for the future." Simons has been creative director at Jil Sander for seven years.
The announcement comes after immense speculation that Jil Sander may be returning to the healm of her eponymous label. In an interview with WWD Japan earlier this month, Sander mentioned that she was working on a new project that would be announced during Milan Fashion Week. Jil Sander Group says it will announce its new creative director "in the next few days."
Of course, this raises an important question: Where will Raf Simons go?