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. As well as collaborating with the likes of adidas, Fred Perry and OFF-WHITE.

Founded 1995
Industries Fashion
Headquarter Antwerp, Belgium
Raf Simons to Show at Paris Fashion Week for SS19
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Raf Simons to Show at Paris Fashion Week for SS19

After three seasons showing in New York.
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CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC Offers Clashing Patterns & Printed Knits for Pre-Fall 2018
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CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC Offers Clashing Patterns & Printed Knits for Pre-Fall 2018

Chief creative officer Raf Simons keeps things bold.
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A New Raf Simons Archive Store Is Opening in Tokyo
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A New Raf Simons Archive Store Is Opening in Tokyo

Taking over the Fake Tokyo basement.
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Raf Simons, Martine Rose, Off-White™ & More Catch a Spotlight in New CONTRABAND Editorial
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Raf Simons, Martine Rose, Off-White™ & More Catch a Spotlight in New CONTRABAND Editorial

Dries Van Noten, Haider Ackermann, AMBUSH & Luke Vicious also spotlighted.
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RSVP Gallery Takes Raf Simons's Spring/Summer 2018 Collection to a Tea Party in Latest Video
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RSVP Gallery Takes Raf Simons's Spring/Summer 2018 Collection to a Tea Party in Latest Video

‘Twin Peaks’ vibes.
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CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC's Ridge Runner Model Comes in Bright Blue & White
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CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC's Ridge Runner Model Comes in Bright Blue & White

With a fully covered upper.
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Raf Simons Announces Huge Stock Sale in Antwerp
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Raf Simons Announces Huge Stock Sale in Antwerp

Expect big discounts.
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Raf Simons's 'Blade Runner'-Inspired Future Wellington Boots Have Arrived
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Raf Simons's 'Blade Runner'-Inspired Future Wellington Boots Have Arrived

Finds a balance between luxurious elegance and futuristic, industrial-styled streetwear.
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Raf Simons x adidas Originals Drops Spring/Summer 2018 Stan Smiths
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Raf Simons x adidas Originals Drops Spring/Summer 2018 Stan Smiths

Back just in time.
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Calvin Klein Drops $390 USD Rubber Gloves
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Calvin Klein Drops $390 USD Rubber Gloves

Rose pink.
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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