Designer Jil Sander could be set for a return to her Jil Sander label after leaving the company to retire eight years ago.
Sander, who founded the eponymous fashion house in 1968, most recently left the label in 2004, after previously leaving and returning on another occasion.
An article in German celebrity news magazine Gala - reporting that Sander wants to return to the label and could be back within four weeks - has fuelled much speculation across the web and on social networks. Fashion commentator Hilary Alexander tweeted this morning: “Jil Sander returning to her label? How fabulous if true”.
Sander left Jil Sander in 2004 but in 2009 Japanese retailer Uniqlo tempted Sander out of retirement to head up all of its menswear and womenswear design on a consultancy basis. Her autumn 11 collection for the +J range was her last for the retailer.
In September speculation was rife that Jil Sander creative director Raf Simons was set to join Yves Saint Laurent, although these rumours were later dispelled.