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
Raf Simons & Fred Perry Celebrate Classic British Subcultures for FW19
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Raf Simons & Fred Perry Celebrate Classic British Subcultures for FW19

Featuring photography from George Plember & Gavin Watson.

Raf Simons Drops Three Graphic-Heavy T-Shirts Dedicated to the City of Antwerp
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Raf Simons Drops Three Graphic-Heavy T-Shirts Dedicated to the City of Antwerp

Emblazoned with roses and butterflies.

Raf Simons Adds Roses, Cherries & Cursive Slogans to iPhone X Cases
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Raf Simons Adds Roses, Cherries & Cursive Slogans to iPhone X Cases

Using irony and motifs from the FW19 collection.

Raf Simons Drops Three Bold Colors of Its Virgin Wool Oversized "RS" Sweater
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Raf Simons Drops Three Bold Colors of Its Virgin Wool Oversized "RS" Sweater

Reworking the FW17 piece.

Raf Simons Drops a Quartet of Finely Crafted Metallic Keychains
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Raf Simons Drops a Quartet of Finely Crafted Metallic Keychains

Each marked with a small “R” logo.

Raf Simons & Eastpak Rejoin for a Series of Bonded Metal Loop Backpacks
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Raf Simons & Eastpak Rejoin for a Series of Bonded Metal Loop Backpacks

The ninth collaboration between the two.

East London's ARO Announces Archival Designer Sportswear Sale
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East London's ARO Announces Archival Designer Sportswear Sale

Expect Raf Simons, COMME des GARÇONS, Prada, Helmut Lang, Stone Island, Maison Margiela & more.

Raf Simons SS20 Is a Sci-Fi Summer Camp
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Raf Simons SS20 Is a Sci-Fi Summer Camp

Welcome to “My Own Private Antwerp.”

Raf Simons Spotlights FW19 Collection In New Campaign Imagery
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Raf Simons Spotlights FW19 Collection In New Campaign Imagery

Shot by Willy Vanderperre.

EMPTY R _ _ M's PFW Pop-Up Will Feature Live Painting From Japanese Artist Jun Inagawa
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EMPTY R _ _ M's PFW Pop-Up Will Feature Live Painting From Japanese Artist Jun Inagawa

Featuring archive pieces from Raf Simons, Helmut Lang, UNDERCOVER, NUMBER (N)INE and more.

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