Raf Simons

Raf Simons

Eponymous Label of 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.

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
KM20 Drops Exclusive Tote Bag With Raf Simons for 10th Anniversary
Fashion

KM20 Drops Exclusive Tote Bag With Raf Simons for 10th Anniversary

Featuring co-branded graphics.

Raf Simons x Dr. Martens' Lastest Shoe Features Rough Steel Toe Cut-Outs
Footwear

Raf Simons x Dr. Martens' Lastest Shoe Features Rough Steel Toe Cut-Outs

Featuring two metal die-stamped toe caps.

15 Statement Scarves to Elevate Your Fall Attire
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15 Statement Scarves to Elevate Your Fall Attire

Prepare for the colder months ahead.

Templa x Raf Simons Redefine Boundaries of Sports and Fashion in FW19 Collection
Fashion

Templa x Raf Simons Redefine Boundaries of Sports and Fashion in FW19 Collection

Featuring skiwear and balaclavas.

Keep Toasty in Raf Simons' S&M-Inspired Shearling Neckwarmer
Fashion

Keep Toasty in Raf Simons' S&M-Inspired Shearling Neckwarmer

Crafted in leather.

Raf Simons' FW19 Runway Leopard Print Photographic Overcoat Has Dropped
Fashion

Raf Simons' FW19 Runway Leopard Print Photographic Overcoat Has Dropped

Featuring scenes from David Lynch’s ‘Blue Velvet.’

Raf Simons & Templa Link Up for Monochromatic Balaclavas
Fashion

Raf Simons & Templa Link Up for Monochromatic Balaclavas

Made up of delicate merino wool.

Raf Simons Pays Homage to David Lynch in Latest FW19 Pieces
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Raf Simons Pays Homage to David Lynch in Latest FW19 Pieces

A nod to ‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘Blue Velvet.’

Raf Simons Drops Uncannily Oversized Double-Layered Cap
Fashion

Raf Simons Drops Uncannily Oversized Double-Layered Cap

Fitted with a chin strap-like pin-buckle fastening.

15 Practical Bags to Upgrade Your Everyday Carry
Fashion 

15 Practical Bags to Upgrade Your Everyday Carry

Featuring Carhartt WIP, Opening Ceremony, Prada, Raf Simons x Eastpak & more.

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