Jil Sander — New Creative Director for Uniqlo

Posted by: on Mar 17, 2009 | No Comments
Jil Sander with Uniqlo president Tadashi Yanai

Jil Sander with Uniqlo president Tadashi Yanai

Jil Sander is finally returning to fashion, albeit for a much different brand than her eponymous label. It was announced today in Tokyo that Jil has signed on to be creative director for men’s and womenswear at Japan-based casual clothing retailer Uniqlo.

With Uniqlo being known for colourful fashion-forward basics, and Jil being known for ultra-chic monochromatics it will be very interesting to see her new designs.

The pairing sounds very on mark and I cannot wait to see her first collection. But with Uniqlo having only one shop in North America (SOHO, Manhattan), the pieces will be difficult to come by. Uniqlo please expand further into North America, and especially Canada!