Designer Raf Simons has been called poetic, elegant, and free-thinking, He is considered one of the most exciting designers working in fashion today. He has his own menswear label, has worked for Jil Sander, and has a new gig with Dior.
You can check out his talent in a new book from publishing house Taschen. Who describes his work this way:
His passion for music, art, and contemporary culture infiltrates everything he does. A former industrial designer, Simons first burst on to the scene in 1995 with the launch of his menswear label. His trademark slim tailoring and penchant for street-casting his models went on to shape an entire generation and cemented his position as one of the most revolutionary contemporary menswear designers. Simons was appointed creative director of Jil Sander in 2005; during his six-year tenure he repositioned the brand at the height of the luxury market, not only satisfying the German label’s loyal fanbase, but also recruiting a legion of new fans. Simons’ appointment as artistic director of Dior in 2012 caused frissons of excitement in the fashion industry and marked the beginning of a momentous new chapter for the Belgian designer.