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
A Closer Look at the adidas by Raf Simons Ozweego Pack
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A Closer Look at the adidas by Raf Simons Ozweego Pack

Available now.

The adidas by Raf Simons FW18 Range Sees Colorful Reworks to the Ozweego & Stan Smith
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The adidas by Raf Simons FW18 Range Sees Colorful Reworks to the Ozweego & Stan Smith

A full spectrum of statement hues.

Raf Simons Showcases “HEROES” Pink Ribbon to Support Breast Cancer Awareness
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Raf Simons Showcases “HEROES” Pink Ribbon to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Join the cause.

'Jaws' Hits Land With Raf Simons' CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC SS19 Collection
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'Jaws' Hits Land With Raf Simons' CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC SS19 Collection

A reflection of the changes in American society.

'Interview Magazine' Relaunches With Cover Star Agnès Varda
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'Interview Magazine' Relaunches With Cover Star Agnès Varda

September’s issue also includes conversations with Raf Simons, George Condo and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

On-Foot & Detailed Looks of Raf Simons's adidas RS Detroit Runners This Season
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On-Foot & Detailed Looks of Raf Simons's adidas RS Detroit Runners This Season

More Raf Runners for your viewing pleasure.

Lil Yachty's Supreme Collection Is Selling on Grailed
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Lil Yachty's Supreme Collection Is Selling on Grailed

In addition to pieces from Raf Simons, Gucci and more.

Raf Simons & adidas Reunite for FW18 Detroit Runner Colorways
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Raf Simons & adidas Reunite for FW18 Detroit Runner Colorways

Complete with metallic panelling.

CALVIN KLEIN JEANS EST. 1978 Line's Heavily-Printed Capsule Now Available
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CALVIN KLEIN JEANS EST. 1978 Line's Heavily-Printed Capsule Now Available

As seen on A$AP Rocky.

Raf Simons & Fred Perry Celebrate 10th Anniversary With FW18 Collection
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Raf Simons & Fred Perry Celebrate 10th Anniversary With FW18 Collection

Taking inspiration from Simons’ mainline collection.
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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