MILAN (AP) -- Jil Sander is returning to the fashion house she founded in 1968 after an eight-year absence.
The announcement Friday comes one day after the house said Belgian designer Raf Simons was moving on after a successful 6 1/2 year stint as creative director.
This is Sander's second return to her fashion house, which she left twice when it was controlled by the Prada Group due to differences over economizing. Sander in the meantime has been running her own fashion consultancy.
Sander said in a statement that she is excited to again "join the choir" of the fashion world.