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
The “Glow-In-The-Dark” adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 Shines Bright in This Week's Footwear Drops
Footwear 

The “Glow-In-The-Dark” adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 Shines Bright in This Week's Footwear Drops

Alongside releases from Nike, adidas, ASICS, and more.

adidas by Raf Simons' RS Ozweego Receives the Chrome Treatment
Footwear

adidas by Raf Simons' RS Ozweego Receives the Chrome Treatment

A new metallic take.

Nordstrom Men's & printings.jp Announce Archive Helmut Lang & Raf Simons Pop-Up Series
Fashion

Nordstrom Men's & printings.jp Announce Archive Helmut Lang & Raf Simons Pop-Up Series

Bringing archive fashion to the masses.

Raf Simons Releases Deconstructed Mixed-Media Coat
Fashion

Raf Simons Releases Deconstructed Mixed-Media Coat

A unique addition to the label’s SS19 outerwear lineup.

Raf Simons & Kvadrat Present "No Man's Land" Installation at Milan Design Week
Design

Raf Simons & Kvadrat Present "No Man's Land" Installation at Milan Design Week

In celebration of their sixth cushion accessories.

Raf Simons Discusses His Post-Calvin Klein Plans in New Interview
Fashion

Raf Simons Discusses His Post-Calvin Klein Plans in New Interview

From continuing his Kvadrat collaboration to opening an art foundation.

Raf Simons & adidas Unveil Full Trompe-L’œil SS19 Footwear Collection
Footwear

Raf Simons & adidas Unveil Full Trompe-L’œil SS19 Footwear Collection

Stan Smiths and adilettes given a whole new look.

Calvin Klein Rebranding Could Cost $240 Million USD Following Raf Simons' Departure
Fashion

Calvin Klein Rebranding Could Cost $240 Million USD Following Raf Simons' Departure

Including the closure of the 205W39NYC line after poor sales.

Bang & Olufsen's "Rise Above" Collection Features Raf Simons-Designed Accessories
Tech

Bang & Olufsen's "Rise Above" Collection Features Raf Simons-Designed Accessories

Boasting a new color palette and Kvadrat fabric accessories.

Raf Simons and Templa Unveil FW19 Images Starring A$AP Rocky
Fashion

Raf Simons and Templa Unveil FW19 Images Starring A$AP Rocky

Balaclavas and bright orange.

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