In 1995, Raf Simons left the career he’d trained for — in industrial and furniture design — to become a menswear designer. With no formal instruction, the self-taught Simons gambled on an eponymous label that melded the rebellious energy of youth subcultures with the precision of classical tailoring. Simons’s particular blend of modern proportion, textural interplay, and innovative shapes was so successful that the Belgian designer’s menswear quickly rose to prominence as one of the most forward-looking lines in Europe. In 2005, Simons took over as head designer for Jil Sander, and a year later he launched the diffusion line Raf by Raf Simons. With the addition of his Fred Perry collaboration (begun in 2008), Simons manages to keep busy working on four lines at once. An impressive fashion career for an industrial design student.
Everything from Rick Owens's drape to Paul Smith’s quirky style
Staying warm doesn’t mean sacrificing style. Come take a look at this generous selection of outerwear and take the edge off the autumn chill. From trenches and topcoats to bombers and parks—whatever you need, we’ve got it. So come on in. It’s cold out there.
Call it a primer on the world of the designer label — this massive selection of apparel and more expertly treads the line between everyday wearability and high-design edge. Whether you’re dipping your toe in the water or you know the collections inside and out, you’re sure to uncover that perfect find here.
Modern statement shades by two hyper-sophisticated names.