Legendary Belgian designer Raf Simons recently sat down with The Telegraph, discussing a variety of topics, including his abrupt exit from Parisian luxury house Dior, the increasing speed of the high fashion system and his latest collaboration with Danish fabric manufacturer Kvadrat.
“Everyone is paying attention to the wrong thing in my opinion. There’s this huge debate about ‘Oh my God, should we sell the garments the day after the show or three days after the show or should we tweet it in this way or Instagram it in that way?’… You know, all that kind of bullshit…What we should ask is will we have enough creative people who are strong enough and willing to do what is necessary right now to follow that madhouse.”
The legendary designer also spoke on his exit from Parisian house Dior. Simons has publicly expressed his frustration at the increasing speed of fashion on more than one occasion, so it’s hardly surprising to hear that it was one of the reasons he left the legendary luxury house.
“…it became complicated and I decided to get out. That is partly due to the system that fashion has adopted. It is speeding up and up. Every season I see so many things evolving at such a speed that I think certain creative people, including myself, are just not willing to do it anymore. I don’t want to. If you work on that level, you miss out on a lot of things….”