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
Liam Hodges x FILA & Eight Other Key European Drops
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Liam Hodges x FILA & Eight Other Key European Drops

Including new Raf Simons x Fred Perry and Stone Island Shadow Project.

Backstage At Raf Simons' Fall/Winter 2018 Runway Show
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Backstage At Raf Simons' Fall/Winter 2018 Runway Show

The calm before the storm.

An Exclusive First Look at Raf Simons' Latest Fred Perry Capsule
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An Exclusive First Look at Raf Simons' Latest Fred Perry Capsule

The designer continues the long running collaboration.

What Fashion Insiders Thought About Raf Simons's Fall/Winter 2018 Show
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What Fashion Insiders Thought About Raf Simons's Fall/Winter 2018 Show

“Depressed Raf sure as hell makes cool clothing.”

Raf Simons' Detroit Runner Gets Reworked in Monochromatic Tones
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Raf Simons' Detroit Runner Gets Reworked in Monochromatic Tones

Get them before they’re gone.

Raf Simons Hosted a Drug-Fueled Last Supper for Fall/Winter 2018
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Raf Simons Hosted a Drug-Fueled Last Supper for Fall/Winter 2018

The Belgian designer’s take on “Youth in Motion.”

Stream Raf Simons' Fall/Winter 2018 Presentation
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Stream Raf Simons' Fall/Winter 2018 Presentation

How will the designer follow up last year’s epic presentation?

LN-CC Spotlights Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2018 for New Editorial
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LN-CC Spotlights Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2018 for New Editorial

Invoking a painterly approach.

New Raf Simons Campaign Casts a Neon Glow on Spring/Summer 2018 Concepts
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New Raf Simons Campaign Casts a Neon Glow on Spring/Summer 2018 Concepts

Showcasing the label’s Joy Division & New Order graphics.

New Raf Simons x adidas & Nine More Essential European Drops
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New Raf Simons x adidas & Nine More Essential European Drops

Including new releases from 424, Slam Jam & Norse Projects.
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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