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Rodolfo Paglialunga’s exit from Jil Sander confirmed

Rodolfo Paglialunga’s exit from Jil Sander confirmed

Rodolfo Paglialunga is stepping down as creative director at Jil Sander.

The German label has now confirmed Paglialunga is departing the position, with his recent Milan Fashion Week show serving as his swan song. The Italian designer has been at the luxury label since 2014, taking over from founder Sander in the role.

“We decided to terminate our professional journey with Rodolfo Paglialunga together with the designer himself,” Jil Sander CEO Alessandra Bettari said in a statement. “We want to deeply thank Paglialunga for his great job at Jil Sander and the respect he paid to the brand's DNA.”

WWD reports Lucie and Luke Meier are expected to succeed the designer.

Sander previously stepped down twice before Paglialunga took over at the helm, with Milan Vukmirovic and Raf Simons previously helming the label.

Paglialunga earned his fashion stripes at Prada as design director and Vionnet as creative director, before making his Jil Sander debut at Milan Fashion Week in early 2015.

At the time of his appointment he shared his excitement, revealing to WWD: "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."

There’s no word on where he’ll head next, but his departures marks the latest in a long line of style shake-ups at the world’s top fashion houses. Chloe’s Clare Waight Keller and Lubov Azria from BCBG Max Azria are among the recent fashion exits.

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