Raf Simons comes with an innovative menswear A/W 2017 collection at Gagosian Gallery in New York.
For the designer and new chief creative officer of Calvin Klein, the label Raf started in Belgium back in 1995.
His love for the Big Apple is now represented in oversized printed-sweatshirts, with legend I *heart* NY and also I *heart* You. Recently quoted for GQ Magazine in an interview with Noah Johnson, “My whole existence had a very specific foundation in Europe. Belgium, Paris, Milan. My company was established there and is based there still. But I had to rethink the whole thing because the one thing that I said is that, if I step into a new creative director position, I’m not traveling anymore. I came to an age where I found that to be the very annoying part of the job. Because I’m really still challenged by doing these two different things. I always like to do that. In the early days, before I became creative director of Jil Sander, I was also always doing two things. The brand and art curating. Or the brand and teaching at university. And then it became two brands. Jil-Raf. Dior-Raf. Now Calvin-Raf. And it’s very interesting for me, those two roles. I think it makes me very alert. Instead of becoming lazy in your own settled thinking process and environment. But I just can’t cope with the travel anymore so everything was restructured. My people come here. We have an office here for my company.”
So far so good, this has been an incredible trendsetter collection, we’d looking forward to see what’s coming on for Calvin Klein.