Raf Simons

Raf Simons

Fashion
Founded - 1995
Headquarter - Antwerp, Belgium

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.

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.
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Fashion
Founded - 1995
Headquarter - Antwerp, Belgium
A Closer Look at Raf Simons' Latest adidas Collab
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A Closer Look at Raf Simons' Latest adidas Collab

Clean colorways of two classic silhouettes.

EMPTY R _ _ M Set to Launch Archive Grail Pop-Up in Los Angeles
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EMPTY R _ _ M Set to Launch Archive Grail Pop-Up in Los Angeles

Featuring iconic UNDERCOVER, Issey Miyake and NUMBER (N)INE pieces.

Raf Simons Showed up During London Fashion Week's FW18 Festivities
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Raf Simons Showed up During London Fashion Week's FW18 Festivities

Please don’t touch Raf’s coat.

JW Anderson, Raf Simons, OAMC & More Catch a Spotlight in New Union Los Angeles Editorial
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JW Anderson, Raf Simons, OAMC & More Catch a Spotlight in New Union Los Angeles Editorial

Dubbed “Longer Afternoons.”

A Closer Look at the Raf Simons x Fred Perry Spring/Summer 2018 Collection
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A Closer Look at the Raf Simons x Fred Perry Spring/Summer 2018 Collection

Exploring the DIY nature of punk style.

The Five Best Collections From New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018
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The Five Best Collections From New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018

From drug-referencing knitwear to American gothic suiting.

Raf Simons & adidas Link up on the Adilette "Checkerboard" Pack
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Raf Simons & adidas Link up on the Adilette "Checkerboard" Pack

“Granite,” “Dark Brown” and “Super Lemon.”

13 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
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13 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Supreme is back.

Calvin Klein Channels Looney Tunes, Firefighters & Space Gear for Fall/Winter 2018
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Calvin Klein Channels Looney Tunes, Firefighters & Space Gear for Fall/Winter 2018

Raf’s collage of the American Dream.

Livestream the Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Fall/Winter 2018 Runway Presentation
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Livestream the Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Fall/Winter 2018 Runway Presentation

Watch Raf Simons’s latest showcase for the storied fashion house as it happens.
Raf Simons Releases the Campaign Imagery for His 2017 Fall/Winter Collection
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Raf Simons Releases the Campaign Imagery for His 2017 Fall/Winter Collection

Shot by long-term collaborator Willy Vanderperre.
Raf Simons Takes Over Chinatown With His 2018 Spring/Summer Collection
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Raf Simons Takes Over Chinatown With His 2018 Spring/Summer Collection

An immersive experience that exuded a ‘Blade Runner’ aesthetic.
Raf Simons' 2017 Fall/Winter Collection Declares His Love for NYC
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Raf Simons' 2017 Fall/Winter Collection Declares His Love for NYC

“I LOVE NY.”
Raf Simons' 2017 Spring/Summer Collection Is Filled With Monochromatic Portraits
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Raf Simons' 2017 Spring/Summer Collection Is Filled With Monochromatic Portraits

Culling the work of NYC-based photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe.

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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