Raf Simons

Raf Simons

Raf Simons is a Belgian fashion designer. In 1995, Simons launched his own menswear label after starting his career designing furniture for galleries and private homes. He worked as a creative director for Christian Dior and showcased his first haute couture collection during Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012. Simons was officially announced as a new creative director of Calvin Klein, overseeing both women's and men's ready-to-wear. He has collaborated with brands such as adidas, Fred Perry and OFF-WHITE.

Founded 1995
Industries Fashion
Headquarter Antwerp, Belgium
Raf Simons & Fred Perry Release Vacuum-Sealed Archive Pieces Around the World
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Raf Simons & Fred Perry Release Vacuum-Sealed Archive Pieces Around the World

Dropping in cities with emerging subcultures.

CALVIN KLEIN Introduces CALVIN KLEIN JEANS EST. 1978 Label
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CALVIN KLEIN Introduces CALVIN KLEIN JEANS EST. 1978 Label

Photograph-printed goods celebrate the brand’s legacy.

Raf Simons’s FW18 Aluminum Space Bracelet Features a Spacious Pillbox Compartment
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Raf Simons’s FW18 Aluminum Space Bracelet Features a Spacious Pillbox Compartment

Revisiting the label’s exploration of drugs.

Raf Simons Launches FW18 'Christiane F. wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo' Collaboration
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Raf Simons Launches FW18 'Christiane F. wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo' Collaboration

Oversized graphic tees and jeans commemorating the German film.

Raf Simons Celebrates His Native Belgium With New adidas Ozweego Colorway
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Raf Simons Celebrates His Native Belgium With New adidas Ozweego Colorway

Another patriotic release.

CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC's Pre-Spring 2019 Is an Exploration of Collegiate Styling
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CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC's Pre-Spring 2019 Is an Exploration of Collegiate Styling

The collective experience of American youth.

A Better Look at the Silver-Dipped adidas by Raf Simons Ozweego
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A Better Look at the Silver-Dipped adidas by Raf Simons Ozweego

Added dose of luxe.

Raf Simons & adidas Give the Ozweego Replicant a USA-Themed Rework
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Raf Simons & adidas Give the Ozweego Replicant a USA-Themed Rework

Just in time for July 4.

An Official Look at the Raf Simons x Eastpak FW18 Collection
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An Official Look at the Raf Simons x Eastpak FW18 Collection

Reworked backpacks and sling bags.

Raf Simons Previews SS19 Eastpak Collaboration During Paris Fashion Week
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Raf Simons Previews SS19 Eastpak Collaboration During Paris Fashion Week

Flat backpacks with punk rock graphics.

2011

Raf Simons 1995 replaces Raf by Raf Simons and features a homeware collection

2009

First advertising campaign debuts, shot by Willy Vanderperre

2005

Raf by Raf Simons (lower price point collection line) is launched

2004

Raf Simons goes through company restructuring with a distribution deal with Futurenet (Europe and USA) and Mitsui (Asia), followed by a license agreement with Futurepresent (joint-venture of Futurenet and Mitsui Italia)

2003

Simons receives the Swiss Textiles Award, receiving material benefits at the value of 100,000 euros

2000

The Spring/Summer collection takes inspiration from MENSA students and the Gabba youth subculture
Company shuts down after Raf Simons takes a sabbatical following his Fall/Winter 2000 collection

1997

Debuts first runway show in Paris

1995

First collection, Fall/Winter 1995, features two street models in a video presentation
Raf Simons launches his eponymous brand under the encouragement of the fashion department head at Antwerp Royal Academy, Linda Loppa
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