Raf Simons Will Maintain His Subsequent Present in London
Raf Simons has a behavior of peculiar us; the style scene was spun into a gentle frenzy in March 2020 when the Belgian designer introduced he was becoming a member of forces with Miuccia Prada because the co-creative director of Prada. Later that 12 months, he offered the primary womenswear assortment at his eponymous label – a extremely coveted transfer, and an space he proved skillful in as artistic director of Jil Sander from 2005 to 2012, later at Dior, then at Calvin Klein in 2016. Now the Simons cult has another reason to rejoice, because it was introduced at the moment that the model is transferring the presentation of his Spring/Summer season 2023 assortment to London.
When he started his profession in 1995 presenting menswear collections in Paris, Simons struck a chord together with his delicate perspective on masculinity and reflections on youth tradition. His continued strategy to subculture has a mushy reverence, an clever curiosity that melds the motifs and paraphernalia of key actions in music and movie into clothes, and incorporates daring slogans and prints onto sensually minimize, endlessly fascinating vogue that’s trickled down past the tradition they reference, into the mainstream vogue conscience.
“Rising up, he was drawn to music, to the garments bands wore,” wrote Alexander Fury in AnOther Journal A/W19. “Not simply Kraftwerk, however Pleasure Division and Depeche Mode.” Designing clothes impressed by English bands, and his repeat collaborations with the classically British clothes label Fred Perry speaks to his devotion to the varied youth subcultures densely squeezed into our small island; the upcoming present is certain to nod to London’s wealthy tapestry of music and elegance.
“It’s been a dream for some time to point out in London – a metropolis the place vogue and creativity is omnipresent within the streets, and the place I see distinctive individuals with a robust distinctive type,” Simons explains. “I’m extraordinarily excited that this dream is turning into a actuality now, and I’m very glad to welcome the wonderful individuals and faces that make up the London scene to my present. Can’t wait to see you and dance the night time away.”