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
adidas by Raf Simons SS19 Footwear Debuts Ozweego & Detroit Runner Hybrid Boots
Footwear

adidas by Raf Simons SS19 Footwear Debuts Ozweego & Detroit Runner Hybrid Boots

Leather platform boots.

Raf Simons Ushers New Wave of Menswear Tailoring for SS19
Fashion

Raf Simons Ushers New Wave of Menswear Tailoring for SS19

Suits are the new hoodies.

Raf Simons Taps Floral Arrangements for Fall/Winter 2018 Campaign
Fashion

Raf Simons Taps Floral Arrangements for Fall/Winter 2018 Campaign

The moody imagery was shot by Willy Vanderperre.

Raf Simons Curates Calvin Klein's First-Ever Installation at Design Miami 2018
Design

Raf Simons Curates Calvin Klein's First-Ever Installation at Design Miami 2018

Cassina Feltri Armchairs set against an American barn.

Raf Simons' Calvin Klein Cowboy Boot Ups the Statement Footwear Game
Footwear

Raf Simons' Calvin Klein Cowboy Boot Ups the Statement Footwear Game

Available now.

Supreme's James Jebbia Takes Home 2018 CFDA Award for Menswear Designer of the Year
Fashion

Supreme's James Jebbia Takes Home 2018 CFDA Award for Menswear Designer of the Year

Raf Simons and Kim Kardashian take home titles too.

Raf Simons to Show at Paris Fashion Week for SS19
Fashion

Raf Simons to Show at Paris Fashion Week for SS19

After three seasons showing in New York.

CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC Offers Clashing Patterns & Printed Knits for Pre-Fall 2018
Fashion

CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC Offers Clashing Patterns & Printed Knits for Pre-Fall 2018

Chief creative officer Raf Simons keeps things bold.

A New Raf Simons Archive Store Is Opening in Tokyo
Fashion

A New Raf Simons Archive Store Is Opening in Tokyo

Taking over the Fake Tokyo basement.

Raf Simons, Martine Rose, Off-White™ & More Catch a Spotlight in New CONTRABAND Editorial
Fashion

Raf Simons, Martine Rose, Off-White™ & More Catch a Spotlight in New CONTRABAND Editorial

Dries Van Noten, Haider Ackermann, AMBUSH & Luke Vicious also spotlighted.

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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