Raf Simons

Raf Simons on the Quiet Elegance of His Shaker-Inspired Accessories Collection With Kvadrat

Around 2010, five years into Raf Simons’s star-making tenure at the house of Jil Sander, he was talking to a member of his team who oversaw the sourcing of fabrics and began thinking about how they could expand beyond their usual suppliers. What sparked Simons’s curiosity first and foremost was the possibility of using upholstery fabrics for clothes—and his colleague knew exactly who to call. “He brought all of this Kvadrat fabric in,” Simons remembers. “I think the first thing I said was, ‘Wow.’”
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Raf Simons and Kvadrat’s New Shaker-Inspired Launch Goes Beyond Fabric

For their eighth year working together, Danish textile brand Kvadrat and Raf Simons, the prolific Belgian fashion designer and cocreative director of Prada, have completely shaken up the nature of their collaboration. Rather than launching a new collection of upholstery fabrics like they normally do each spring—previous years have produced turmeric-colored mohair piles, rose pink corduroys, and speckled wood bouclé—Simons has put his own aesthetic spin on a classic American design.
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Kyle Kuzma intends to display Raf Simons pink sweater in his mansion

Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma received tons of criticism last year when he posted an image of him wearing an enormous Raf Simons pink sweater on Instagram. However, he loves his wardrobe. The 2020 NBA champion also believes his casual attire belongs in a museum. When asked about his Internet...

Raf Simons, Palomo Spain, Giles Deacon to Design Costumes for New York City Ballet

Send in the tulle: New York City Ballet will mark 10 years of fall fashion galas this fall with a new set of costumes from globally recognized designers. On Sept. 28, the company will mark the event’s milestone anniversary with costume schemes designed by Raf Simons, Palomo Spain by Alejandro Gómez Palomo and Giles Deacon. As in previous years, the designers will work in tandem with choreographers to present an original new ballet that aims to defy traditions of movement and aesthetic.

Best Style Releases This Week: Supreme, Stray Rats, Raf Simons, C.P. Company, Canada Goose, and More

Since it seems like barely anyone was able to purchase a Dap Gap hoodie or a Supreme x Burberry box logo last week, you likely have some extra income to cop some great releases this week. Supreme is collaborating with the artist Nate Lowman on a special collection centered on Lowman’s bullet-hole motifs. Stray Rats has re-released some of its most popular graphics to kick off the Spring/Summer 2022 season. Those looking for some high-end outerwear this spring can look towards Canada Goose’s latest collection or pick up some Gore-Tex C.P. company jackets that just released.

Pieter Bruegel the Elder Inspires Raf Simons’ Autumn/Winter 2022 Collection

Raf Simons has always been inspired by art. Fascinated with it, even. His collaboration with Sterling Ruby was wide-reaching, multi-seasonal, all-encompassing and even co-branded; he once staged a show among the sculptural artworks of the Gagosian Le Bourget in France, right by the private airport that allows arty oligarchs to private jet their favourite contemporary masterpieces straight out. His audience sat inside exhibition pieces during that show and, in Florence in June 2016, he put the exhibition on the clothes, curating a show of Robert Mapplethorpe pictures ‘framed’ within the construction of garments of his Spring/Summer 2017 collection.

Raf Simons RTW Women’s and Men’s Fall 2022

Raf Simons reverted to a digital format for fall 2022, filming his men’s and women’s collection treading a low black runway past empty sofas and chairs draped in red cloth. Here was an elegant, grown-up version of Simons’ brand of chic: high-minded, vaguely disquieting and straddling streetwear cool...

LFW: RAF SIMONS Fall Winter 2022.23 Collection

Designer RAF SIMONS presented his Fall Winter 2022.23 Menswear Collection, on February 21st, during the ongoing London Fashion Week. Simons was inspired by Pieter Bruegel’s 1559 painting “Netherlandish Proverbs” (initially titled Blue Cloak). For the season, the designer balances his signature oversized silhouettes with form fitting looks. Eye-obscuring hats were made in collaboration with Stephen Jones.

Raf Simons A/W 22 Women's and Men's Collection

Raf Simons debuted his neoteric designs in a co-ed Autumn Winter 2022 fashion show. The designer successfully transported his audience to a space where regalism meets minimalism. Simons adorned the runway space with a crystal chandelier and balances it with furniture draped in a saturated red. The models walked down...

Raf Simons and Fred Perry’s Latest Collaboration is Packed with Paraphernalia

Raf Simons has continued his ongoing partnership with Fred Perry, reworking another selection of classic silhouettes with references to his usual divergent influences. Enlisting graphic artist Tom Tosseyn — whose artwork takes inspiration from flyers and posters for gigs — Simons continues to focus on the small moments, objects, and general paraphernalia that surrounds youth culture, by applying badges and patches to T-shirts, shirts, sweaters, and outerwear.

Fred Perry & Raf Simons Launch Their First Collection of 2022

Fred Perry is starting its year strong, coming fresh out the gate with its latest Raf Simons collaboration, dishing up what is arguably the duo's strongest collection so far. Few creative partnerships have continued to deliver year on year, season-to-season like that of Fred Perry and Raf. First cropping up on my personal radar back in 2015 (by this point, there had already been a pretty weighty bag of drops), the collections have succeeded by seldom deviating from the formula.
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Raf Simons announces Smiley collaboration

Raf Simons' eponymous label is joining forces with Smiley. The 54-year-old designer - who is the co-creative director of Prada - has announced a new collaboration with the iconic lifestyle brand to spread some much-needed "optimism". Thank you for reading!. Please log in, or sign up for a new account...