Throughout a 25-year career, Raf Simons has established himself as one of the industry’s hottest designers. A move from furniture into menswear design in 1995 saw him shoot to fashion stardom thanks for his work at his label, reframing the relationship of pop culture, art and clothing and boasting positions with Jil Sander, Dior, Prada, and of course, Calvin Klein. From paying homage to flemish painters on couture gowns, to sliding references to Jaws into spring collections – the 51-year-old has certainly shaken up the fashion world.
Raf Simons was born January 12, 1968, making him a Capricorn.
Raf Simons hometown is Antwerp, Belgium.
Despite parting with CK, you can of course still cop Simons gear at a reasonable price. His sneaker partnership with adidas continues to reign, with a new iteration of the Replicant Ozweego announced in March 2019. Simons has been king of the bulky and chunky sneaker for years and his most recent CYLON 21 is no exception. The designer has also spent at least half his working life collaborating with Fred Perry – with the duo creating a 10-year anniversary collection in 2018 featuring 100 iconic archive items.
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After 27 years, the Raf Simons label is ending, Simons announced on November 22. Though the specific reason was never revealed, analysts believe that issue could come down to finances and the turbulent state of the fashion industry in 2022.