German born Jil Sander was educated as a textile engineer and had worked as a fashion editor before opening her first boutique in 1967 at age 24 . She sold the wares of Thierry Mugler and Sonia Rykiel, mixed with a few of her own designs until founding her own house the next year. Sander’s first collection, which was shown in Paris in 1975, was a failure as her minimalist look, which emphasized fabric quality, was in direct contrast to the colorful and lavish looks of the era.
Jil Sander, the high-end luxury brand, is the epitome of modernity and sophistication. Its unconditional dedication to contemporary design combines elegance and purity with innovative materials and exceptional craftsmanship. The refinement of cuts and the perfection of details give form to a figure that stands out by its distinctive belief in excellence and highest quality standard.
Jil Sander products, which include women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, shoes, bags & accessories, cosmetics, eyewear and jewelry are distributed worldwide through its network of directly operated stores and through independent retailers. Since September Jil Sander also serves customers through its online presence.