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.
Winter’s still hanging on, so you’d better be sure you have some solid, stylish outerwear to stave off the cold until the thaw. Check out this selection—from sharp wool trenches to tech-y puffers—to kit yourself out for the days ahead. Casual or formal, we’ve got just the thing to keep you feeling warm and looking smart.
Everything from Rick Owens's drape to Paul Smith’s quirky style
The temperature may be rising a bit, but it’s not summer yet. And you still need something to stave off the chill in the spring air. We’ve got you covered with this massive collection of outerwear—from casual windbreakers, to trim leathers, to classic trenches. Whatever your style, grab that perfect transitional jacket here and wear it clear through the season.
This collection from Raf Simons’s main line is steeped in the venerable Belgian designer’s characteristic combination of rebellious energy and precise tailoring. It’s all about sharp lines, modern proportions, and clever tweaks in this broad selection of apparel, footwear, and accessories. Be sure to keep an eye out for signature pieces like Simon’s perfectly tailored suiting and techy high-tops.