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 References 'Blue Velvet' in Stripped-Back FW19 Collection
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Raf Simons References 'Blue Velvet' in Stripped-Back FW19 Collection

Set in the ornate ballroom of the Shangri-La.

Raf Simons Debuts Moody SS19 Campaign
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Raf Simons Debuts Moody SS19 Campaign

A series of intimate close-ups.

Raf Simons Releases a Soda Can Pull Tab Ring
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Raf Simons Releases a Soda Can Pull Tab Ring

The ultimate soda fan accessory.

EMPTY R _ _ M Brings Its Archive Grail Selection to Paris for a PFW Pop-Up
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EMPTY R _ _ M Brings Its Archive Grail Selection to Paris for a PFW Pop-Up

Featuring Number (N)ine, Raf Simons, UNDERCOVER, COMME des GARÇONS and more.

Calvin Klein Looks to Rebrand 205W39NYC & Close Madison Avenue Store After Raf Departure
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Calvin Klein Looks to Rebrand 205W39NYC & Close Madison Avenue Store After Raf Departure

As the label looks for another Chief Creative Officer.

adidas by Raf Simons Debuts Tall RS Detroit High for SS19
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adidas by Raf Simons Debuts Tall RS Detroit High for SS19

Day-glo shades.

One of Raf Simons' Final CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC Sneakers Has Emerged in Tonal Orange
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One of Raf Simons' Final CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC Sneakers Has Emerged in Tonal Orange

The Cander 7 receives a final makeover.

Raf Simons Drops Outlandish Silver Can Keychains
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Raf Simons Drops Outlandish Silver Can Keychains

Inspired by the punk movement.

Top 10 Fashion Trends of 2018
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Top 10 Fashion Trends of 2018

Space race, anime, tiny sunglasses and more.

Raf Simons Splits With Calvin Klein
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Raf Simons Splits With Calvin Klein

With eight more months left on his contract.
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