Jil Sander,German fashion designer and founder of the Jil Sander label, noted for her luxurious understated clothing and influence on minimalist fashion.
Sander launched her first collection in 1973. Early on she became known for designing refined, stylish workwear that was expertly tailored and typically made in luxurious fabrics. Her collections, with their neutral colour palette and focus on simplicity and wearability, stood in stark contrast to the brightly hued, highly embellished looks that would follow in the 1980s. Emphasis was on structure and shape rather than on ornamentation and decoration.