Focus on: Designers – Raf Simons

Runway Insiders


Raf Simons was born in a little town in Belgium in 1968. In 1991, he graduated in Industrial Design and Furniture Design and starts to work as an interior designer. He went to Paris Fashion Week and attended his first show, Martin Margiela menswear. That experience really encouraged him to work into fashion and he created his own Raf Simons label in 1995. Since 2008, he created numerous collections in collaboration with famous brands such as Fred Perry (2008), Asics (2009), Adidas (2013)… Raf Simons began to design womenswear in june 2005, when he was nominated as Creative Director of the italian house Jil Sander. That was the begining of what I would call Simons’ minimalistic vision of the woman. In April 2012, he was nominated as the new Artistic Director for Christian Dior including Haute Couture, Ready-to-Wear and Accessories, replacing Bill Gaytten.

His Style:

Concerning the womenswear…

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