Dior's New Creative Director Mixes Disparate Vintage Eras for Pre-Fall 2017 BagsRaf Simons had a very particular viewpoint at Dior from the very beginning: futuristic, architectural, innovative and extremely feminine. His successor, former Valentino co-creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, has established her own very different viewpoint just as rapidly: her Dior harkens...
The Adidas Stan Smith Comfort Just Got Three New Colourways
Not only did Adidas successfully relaunch the 1973 classic back in 2014, they also managed to catapult the tennis shoe to stratospheric levels of popularity, thanks to cosigns from the likes of A$AP Rocky, Raf Simons and David Beckham.
The hype around the ubiquitous throwback kick may...
Bags with Patch Embellishments Might Just Be the Next Big Bag Trend Raf Simons showed interest in them from the beginning of his now-ended tenure at Dior three years ago, but other brands were slow to pick up on the look. Then, Anya Hindmarch came out with her super-popular leather stickers, which allowed shoppers to add customized patch-looking...
Everything We Want To Leave In 2016 Belgian designer Raf Simons has a lot to answer for, too.
At his AW16 show in Paris, Simons showed larger-than-life oversized down jackets which, although impactful and cool in the way that they made models look sort of like anime characters, will inevitably make everyone else look like...
NGV and Dior announce House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture exhibition, starting August '17 Iconic designs from the intervening years will also be shown, including work by Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, and Raf Simons. It will also feature original sketches, photographs, toiles, archival material, and multimedia displays, says the Gallery.
The Met's Other Epic Fashion Exhibition
Viktor & Rolf
House of Worth (1898)
Raf Simons for Dior
John Galliano for Maison Margiela
Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
Suit, probably British (1770-80)
Robe Volante (1730)
Viktor & Rolf
How To Wear The Puffer Jacket
He's in good company, too – re-created in oversized silhouettes and muted colours, the puffer jacket has also featured in recent collections from Balenciaga, Raf Simons and Balmain, showing its reemergence is no incongruous blip.
While not everyone can accommodate the satire of spending...
10 Of The Best Men's Parka Jackets
Rate Raf Simons' down-filled jackets but still want to fit on public transport? (Or just don't have a few grand to play with?) Adidas' padded parka lets you get a little of the look for much less money.
Parkas might be born of function more than form, but that doesn't mean you can't rip
The Best-Dressed Premier League Managers Not exactly the height of chic, you might say – to which we would reply: "Au contraire, oversized down jackets are very Raf Simons autumn/winter 2017." Although we might not say that too loudly in the pub before kick-off.
Besides, the Frenchman could have worn an actual refuse sack for the...
10 Of The Best Men's Wallets And while you wait for Raf Simons to take the helm, you can satiate your appetite for the simplistic with its 8CC slim fold design.
River Island's three fold wallet is on the money, with multiple card slots, integrated coin purse and a dual note compartment. Function, at a fraction of...
How To Wear A Cardigan (And Not Look Like Your Grandad) Thank the oversized silhouettes of designer Raf Simons, or the ghost of Kurt Cobain, whose grungy, thrifted aesthetic has circled back.
Despite the endorsement of such swag lords, cardigans still scare many men. So we've compiled some 21st-century styling moves that will help you avoid...
Alexander Wang Teams Up With Adidas Originals On A New Line
Following in the footsteps of Yohji Yamamoto, Kanye West and Raf Simons, Wang has created an 84-piece unisex collection for the sports giant, containing T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, joggers and sneakers.
Unveiled at the end of his spring/summer 2017 runway show in New York, the...
6 Rules For Wearing Belts Like A Boss"
There are two kinds of oversized look: the wide, long-legged fits championed by brands such as Raf Simons and Vetements, or wearing clothes that are just too big for you.
A belt will not turn the latter into the former. Cinch a pair of baggy trousers and you'll get unexpected pleats and...
Dior's Winter 2016 Handbag Lookbook is Here with 35 Photos
Because this collection was one of the handful produced after Raf Simons' departure and before Valentino's Maria Grazia Chiuri was named the label's new creative director, it mostly holds the line on the brand's bags, with lots of new versions of some of Dior's favorites, including the Lady...
Trending: The Long Belt Above, Raf Simons SS17
When creating a silhouette, the belt is used to define and highlight a zone on the body and to create a dynamic silhouette in an outfit. In the beginning of the 20th century, Chanel used the "low" belt placed on the hips and gave the woman a more straight-up-and-down-
Raf Simons Latest Adidas Collection Is Packing Two New Styles
Flanking updated versions of the classic Stan Smith, Simons has added Velcro straps and his signature perforated 'R' to the shape to create the new Stan Smith Comfort. Meanwhile, the new Matrix Spirit, a revival of Adidas' 1984 Spirit basketball sneaker, has been remixed in high- and...
Raf Simons In at Calvin Klein Calvin Klein also announced the hire of SImons' longtime associate Pieter Mulier as Creative Director, responsible for executing Simons' vision, set to debut with the fall 2017 collection.
Power Moves | Raf Simons Joins Calvin Klein, CEO Exits Ferragamo, Vans' Brand President
Raf Simons has been named chief creative officer at Calvin Klein, marking the designer's next move after three years as women's creative director of , a post he left in October 2015. At Calvin Klein, Simons will lead the global creative strategy across all of its divisions, including Calvin...
Raf Simons appointed as new creative director of Calvin Klein
"The arrival of Raf Simons as chief creative officer signifies a momentous new chapter for Calvin Klein," expressed Steve Shiffman, CEO of Calvin Klein. "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...
Raf Simons Heads to Calvin Klein
"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...