Raf Simons, Belgian-born, graduated in industrial and furniture design in 1991. Since the he became one of the most renowned designers in the fashion scene. In 2005 he was chosen as creative director for Jil Sander and in 2006 he launched his Raf by Raf Simons label.
The designer is known to be a real innovator of minimalism, he keeps innovating season after season with exquisitely realised collections.
He left Jil Sander in 2012 to become the creative director of the renowned Parisian house of Christian Dior. Simons recently left his role at Dior in order to focus on his own label.
The strongest message that Raf Simons wants to communicate is: ‘Pride in individuality’.
Inspired by his contrasting love for both traditional menswear and rebellious youth cultures and, he presents an essentially different image of masculinity. He uniquely fuses the intense power of teenage subcultures with the faultlessness and precision of sartorial, tailored craft; Raf Simons proposes looks, which are both ‘inspired by and designed for confident outsiders’.