CAMPAIGN: Raf Simons Spring 2017 by Willy Vanderperre

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Raf Simons Spring 2017

Mo: Baptiste Faure, Jonas Gloer, Luca Lemaire, and Montell Martin

St: Olivier Rizzo

Ph: Willy Vanderperre

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TOP TEN BIG FASHION NEWSMAKERS FOR 2016: Raf Simons Joins Calvin Klein

Raf Simons joins Calvin Klein. This confirmation made for some of the biggest headlines in fashion for 2016. Image Amplified www.imageamplified.com
Raf Simons joins Calvin Klein. This confirmation made for some of the biggest headlines in fashion for 2016.

Raf Simons Joins Calvin Klein After Leaving Christian Dior

It was known as the industry’s worst kept secret. Raf Simons joins Calvin Klein. The announcement of which was greeted with excitement. However, for Calvin Klein bringing Simons on board as chief creative officer marked a shift in strategy.

From BoF:

“The arrival of Raf Simons as chief creative officer signifies a momentous new chapter for Calvin Klein,” said Steve Shiffman, CEO of Calvin Klein, Inc. “Not since Mr. Klein himself was at the company has it been led by one creative visionary, and I am confident that this decision will drive the Calvin Klein brand and have a significant impact on its future. Raf’s exceptional contributions have shaped and modernised fashion as we see it today and, under his direction, Calvin Klein will further solidify its position as a leading global lifestyle brand.”

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FASHION QUOTE: Raf Simons in Conversation with Miuccia Prada for System Issue No. 8

The reason I wear Prada is not just because I like the clothes; it’s also because Miuccia has a mindset that I can relate to. You know, there are all these brands in the world today making so many beautiful things – because everybody knows how to make clothes and design patterns and make things look beautiful – but I don’t want all that shit if the mindset is not what I can relate to. So even if a brand has a beautiful coat, if the person who designed it is not the kind of person I can relate to in terms of vision or opinion or culture, then I just don’t want to wear it. And I think that is different from lots of people.

-Raf Simons in System issue No. 8

System has published a compelling conversation between Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons. As the designers point out during the discussion, this is opportunity is rare among designers.

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