7 Independent Fashion Designers Who Became Creative Directors

Raf Simons

Where He Went: Jil Sander

Starting his own line in 1995, he was appointed Creative Director of Jil Sander ten years later. He transformed the brand's austere aesthetic and played with the notions of couture, proportion, and color, greatly boosting Jil Sander's commercial appeal. This success led him to his current position as Creative Director at Dior. Meanwhile, his own Raf Simons and Raf by Raf Simons lines continue to this very day.

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