Photos: Sonny Vandevelde Models appearing on escalators is a bit of a Raf Simons show signature, though last time it happened was a full seven years ago here in Paris. Tonight he did it again, at the beautiful-yet-imposing Credit Lyonnais headquarters in the city's second arrondisement. After...

Raf Simons 2012 Spring/Summer Chain Oxford Preview New from the mysterious and avant garde Belgian designer Raf Simons, who studied industrial design before getting into fashion, comes a blinged-out take on the traditional lace-up dress shoe. Previewed at the brand's showroom in Paris, these...

Models appearing on escalators is a bit of a Raf Simons show signature, though last time it happened was a full seven years ago, here in Paris. Tonight he did it again, at the beautiful yet imposin Crédit Lyonnais headquarters in the city's second arrondissement. After last season's financial...

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Prev WSJ Presents Raf Simons' Home in Belgium Raf Simons, the designer behind the Raf Simons and Jil Sander brands, recently opened the doors to his home in Antwerp, Belgium to the Wall Street Journal. The elegant apartment was built in 1968 and has a wenge-wood floating staircase,...

Designer Raf Simons' anticipated second collection for Christian Dior received an enthusiastic welcome Friday, less than a year after he took over from the disgraced John Galliano. On day four of Paris fashion week, Simons made sure there was no shortage of classic Dior glamour. Coats in...

I still haven't really worked out how to put into words what exactly it is about Raf Simons' work which impacts so strongly on me. Maybe one day I will get there, but all I can say for sure for now is that it really does. I felt emotional after the show, and the fact that P.Diddy was sitting...

>> Raf Simons lives alone in Antwerp — although he is obligated to spend almost 110 days a year in Milan, working on Jil Sander — but it sounds like he is considering a move. Berlin and New York are both prospects, with New York the frontrunner because of its art world connections and...

br> >> Today is Raf Simons's first day of work as artistic director of Dior, and one of the first things he did was assure the world that his work there won't be primarily concerned with minimalism. While Simons isn't revealing any hard and fast plans for the French fashion house yet, he...

We've all had a few days since Raf Simons' spectacular Dior couture debut was shown in Paris this past Sunday, and one of the things that keeps coming to mind is how oddly... sellable this collection is. While that may be the complete opposite goal of couture, we had no problem at all...

 

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