Jil Sander‘s next collection for her award-winning +J collaboration with Uniqlo will be her last. The Japanese mega-retailer announced today that they will no longer be collaborating with the minimalist German designer.
In what might be the most drama-free story we report today, the company says that there were no diva tactics, no Valium-fueled meltdowns and no videotaped outbursts that caused the collaboration to end. But at some point, they realized they’d done all they could do. Per a press release:
“With the recent completion of the design of the fall and winter collection, Ms. Sander and Uniqlo agreed that they had fully explored the possibilities of their creative collaboration and accomplished what they had set out to do. Consequently, the two parties have decided to wrap up their design consulting agreement with this collection.”
Sander’s affordable, minimalist clothing made a huge splash for the brand, and its reception in the fashion community kept getting warmer over the three years it was sold. But Sander, who left her eponymous label in 2004, seems like she’s always searching for a new challenge, and we’re excited to see what turn her career will take after Uniqlo. On to the next.