Raf Simons
Founder and Designer of Raf Simons
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Profile
Discipline
Fashion
Nationality
Belgian
Honors

Achievement

One of the most lauded names in the world of fashion, the always-respected and never dormant Raf Simons enjoyed yet another fruitful year in 2019 after leaving Calvin Klein at the tail end of 2018. Apart from continuing to push his extremely influential eponymous label with several strong collections, the Belgian designer oversaw several successful collaborations with brands from adidas and Dr. Martens to Fred Perry and Eastpak. This diverse slate of offerings was taken even further by his headgear capsule with Templa, and the 10th anniversary T-shirt he designed for Ron Herman Japan. One of the most influential creative forces of the past decade, Simons is poised to carry the momentum he garnered over the last twelve months into 2020 and beyond.

 
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