Raf Simons
Designer, Chief Creative Officer of Calvin Klein
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Profile
Discipline
Fashion , Footwear , Design
Age
51
Nationality
Belgian
Honors

Achievement
Raf Simons is the founder of his iconic eponymous label and is currently the Chief Creative Officer of American fashion brand Calvin Klein. Simons, at the helm of his own company, has had recurring collaborative projects alongside British fashion line Fred Perry, bag brand Eastpak, sporstwear giant adidas as well as renowned artist Sterling Ruby. A-list celebrities such as A$AP Rocky, Rihanna and Kanye West have been longtime fans of the Belgian designer’s clothing. This past year, Simons pushed Calvin Klein into the fashion limelight with ad campaigns featuring pop culture icons, the Kardashians and the Jenners. He also kept his own brand’s progressive design streak rolling with the “Drugs”-themed Fall/Winter collection and colorful sneaker line alongside adidas.
 
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