Raf Simons, a Belgian fashion designer who started his eponymous menswear label in 1995 is closing down his business. Simons’s career began in furniture design before branching into fashion, he was the creative director at Jil Sander, Calvin Klein, and Christian Dior as of April 2020, and he’s currently the co-creative director of Prada, a partnership with Miuccia Prada.
The announcement came surprisingly via Instagram, he said: “I lack words to share how proud I am of all that we have achieved, I am grateful for the incredible support from my team, from my collaborators, from the press and buyers, from my friends and family, and from our devoted fans and followers.”
Although known for its minimalistic designs, his Spring Summer 2023 collection has an edgy take on party wear. The brand also recently made its first debut at London Fashion Week SS’23, it turns out it’s its last show.
Raf Simons loves rebellious youth culture and sophistication across womenswear and menswear. He established himself through hard work as a multitalented designer who is able to turn trash into treasure. He and the label says goodbye, with no disclosure as to why but we hope to see more of his creativities at Prada.