After a three-season break, Raf Simons will parade in the French capital
After a three-season break, Raf Simons will return to Paris to stage his next men’s show.
In fact, it will present its spring-summer 2019 collection in the Ville Lumière on Wednesday, June 20th at 9.30.
The news marks a new hit marked by the Paris men’s fashion week, thanks to the return to France of one of the most influential men’s clothing collections on the international calendar.
For the past 18 months, Simons has staged his male shows in Manhattan, since taking over the lead of Calvin Klein and moving to New York to direct the American label.
In June 2005, Simons was appointed creative director for the Jil Sander label, then owned by the Prada group.
Since 2012 he has taken the place of John Galliano as creative director at the helm of Dior.
On August 2, 2016, Calvin Klein announced the appointment of Raf Simons as the brand’s Chief Creative Officer, a position he still has.
Born in 1968, Raf Simons was born in Belgium in the tiny town of Neerpelt. Son of a military worker and an independent worker who owes his freedom of thought (no imposition but only one advice: “Do what you believe in, but take it seriously”).
Lover of Kraftwerk and Joy Division Lp that found the only store that gives a glimpse of the outside world, but in the stiff Catholic high school that frequented him and his friends dressed in black were not understood but rather isolated, so that he was prevented from being in a group on the playing field in total black.
From the casual discovery of a book about design, the desire to enroll at the University of Industrial and furniture design, where he graduated in 1991, began.
During his studies he became interested in the new concept of experimental fashion in which Antwerp was the capital (in the eighties, the city shaped fashion designers such as AnnDemeulemeester, Dries van Noten and Martin Margiela, which will revolutionize the global panorama of the sector), and first time at age 19 he took into consideration the career of stylist. The rest is history.