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28-05-2005
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Faust and Kit, as usual, good points.

Faust, the Malevich point is definitely a good one. Also, it gives me some hope for Jil and Helmut... as "anybody else's black square" was completely worthless... until 1958, that is, when Frank Stella did it with rectangles.

Kit, I also see what you mean about "shifting loyalties." For me, since I'm in my twenties, I'm just getting started establishing first loyalties so I hate to see them disappear so quickly after I've discovered them.

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That post just struck a chord with me, thinking about music. Ha...no pun intended there. Anyhow, great post.
Thank you, Alex and John

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Thank you Lena:-)

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welcome nqth

here, extracts from an article at wwd of today

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Hoping to turn off the rumor mill but ignite a new buzz, Prada Group on Thursday appointed Raf Simons as creative director of Jil Sander.

The Belgian men's wear designer, who takes over July 1, will be in charge of Sander's men's and women's collections, starting with the fall-winter 2006 season. Prada's announcement confirms a report in WWD on Thursday.

Simons' appointment comes six months after Jil Sander surprised the fashion world by leaving the company she founded more than 30 years ago, for the second time. Since then, the collection has been done by Sander's design team, which will continue to oversee the line for cruise and spring-summer 2006. Simons' first effort for Sander will be the men's wear collection to be shown in January 2006.

Gian Giacomo Ferraris, chief executive officer of Jil Sander, told WWD that when he met Simons last January, he was impressed by the designer's "managerial sense."

"He is a great communicator and is one of the few designers who doesn't leave a business meeting after two minutes," said Ferraris. "The premise is that we're not doing a Raf Simons women's line, but bringing innovation to an iconic brand that already exists."

Simons declined comment Thursday. In a statement, he said, "I couldn't be happier to work for a brand as pure and clean as Jil Sander. I am eager to carry forward the simple and pristine design that Jil Sander has come to represent. There is a strong affinity between how I perceive my own design and the core values that the Jil Sander brand embraces."

Simons will continue designing his namesake men's wear collection, shuttling between Antwerp, where he is based; Hamburg, the base for part of Jil Sander production, and Milan, where Prada and the remainder of Sander's operations are based.
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Simons, who will celebrate his 10-year anniversary during Pitti Uomo with a sprawling event at the Boboli gardens in June, started out as a furniture designer for galleries and private homes. In 1998, he did a one-year detour at Ruffo Research, the experimental line of the Italian leather wear specialist. He was in charge of men's, while Veronique Branquinho handled the women's side.
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Ferraris said he made a point of briefing the members of the design team — who include stylist Joe McKenna, Pierangelo D'Agostin and Gunn Johansson — on Simons' appointment. "We are very lucky to have very valid designers with strong personalities that shouldn't only be catalyzed by one person," said Ferraris.

Even though Simons will enter the women's wear arena for the first time in a major way at Sander, retailers generally applauded his appointment.

Julie Gilhart, vice president and fashion director of Barneys New York, described the news as "awesome."

"I've wanted Raf to do women's for a long time, because he has talent and a vision," she said. "I'm so not worried, because we've been able to keep our Jil business really strong despite the changes."

Furthermore, his tailoring could provide a fresh alternative to all the girly looks at retail now. "We have enough really pretty clothes right now," said Gilhart.

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Lena do you subscribe to wwd?

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yes, i do sceenage
its the best for fashion industry professionals
(actually this is an article from Friday, today its a holiday in the US ..so no wwd for us)

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So you'd recommed subscribing? People have told me that it doesn't deliver new news all the time :S

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excuses for the off topics guys:
yes i subscribe screen, its absolutely worth it, but it may bore you if you are not working in the industry

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excuses for the off topics guys:
yes i subscribe screen, its absolutely worth it, but it may bore you if you are not working in the industry
Plus it's not cheap either, if you're not getting the news you want. But come fashion show time, you can't WAIT for it to get there!

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A bit late, but, i jux joined this site today.
Raf Simons is absolutely excited abt the venture. A major buyer from Paris told me that Raf thinks Bertelli a very straight-forward guy, a lil brutal and rough, but he absolutely get on really well with him. He finds everything is very clear when working along with Bertelli. We're all thrilled about the venture, and it's gonna be great no matter what comes out. Such a great gift to celebrate Raf's 10 years anniversary.

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We're all thrilled about the venture.
Who's we?

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