Little did we know that Raf Simons‘ Spring/Summer 2023 runway show would also be his last. The presentation was monumental for the lauded fashion designer, who took to Frieze London to debut his co-ed SS23 collection inside the hallowed halls of Printworks — and it was nothing short of the end of an era. Now, the collection has arrived for us to shop.
Menswear and womenswear looks are centered around the Philippe Vanderberg collaboration, which sees the multidisciplinary artist’s scripture adorn many a piece. Works like Let’s Drink The Sea and Dance grace the sleeveless top that’s elevated with Simon’s now-signature logo tab, while other works like Station adorn an androgynous dress. Phrases are plastered on tote bags, long sleeveless dresses, or go all-out with graphic manipulation and paneling on items such as Simons’ roundneck wool sweater, here appearing in oatmeal and sky blue.
Polkadot stocking shirts — both sleeveless and polo — make a welcomed shift from the collaborative garments, while classic Raf-isms like a double-breasted coat, sleeveless dress shirts, blazer singlets, and tailored button-downs round out the drop.
What you see above is what has dropped at The Broken Arm. You can shop the range there, while also keeping an eye out at retailers around the world for their select buys.
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