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
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Raf Simons FW20 Was Equal Parts Regal and Restrictive

The Belgian designer also premiered his (RUNNER) footwear project.

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8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring BAPE, Stüssy, Raf Simons, Gucci and more.

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Raf Simons' Sci-Fi SS20 Collection Captured in Super-Minimalist Campaign

Shot by Willy Vanderperre.

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Raf Simons Drops Leather Derby Shoes Adorned With Graphical Text

Four phrases are printed on each shoe’s elongated tongue.

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Raf Simons and Eastpak Unveil 10th Collaboration for SS20

Inspired by Raf’s runway collection.

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7 FW20 Runway Trends To Buy Before They Hit Stores

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Raf Simons Modernizes the Biker Jacket With Sleeveless and Longer Length Design
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Raf Simons Modernizes the Biker Jacket With Sleeveless and Longer Length Design

A new take on a classic wardrobe staple.

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The Most Important Collaborations of the Decade

Looking back at the explosive partnerships that changed fashion forever.

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8 Cold-Weather Accessories to Help You Survive This Winter

Featuring UNDERCOVER, Raf Simons, Gucci, Stone Island, 1017 ALYX 9SM and more.

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The Most Influential Designers of the Decade

From 2010 to 2019, these designers led one of the most explosive eras in fashion.

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