Raf Simons

Raf Simons

Belgian designer Raf Simons began his career in furniture and industrial design, moving into menswear design in 1995 with no formal education on the subject. This outsider approach to fashion has only to served to help form his innovative aesthetic of modern proportions and new shapes. Changing the perception of masculinity by fusing youth culture with traditional menswear, Simons creates cutting-edge designs with flawless tailoring and a unique point of view.

“Nightmares and Dreams”, the Fall/Winter 2016 collection from Raf Simons, plays with the concept of taking something conventionally beautiful and adding an element of weird darkness, with grossly oversized shirts, sweaters, and down jackets taking center stage. A wide range of direct influences for the collection included everything from David Lynch and Twin Peaks, to Martin Margiela, boy scouts, Cindy Sherman, The Breakfast Club, and many more.