Europe has produced some of the best fashion designers in the world and Raf Simons is one of them. Raf is from Belgium and has been designing mens fashion since the mid nineties.
The clothes that he produces always feature strong references to youth culture. Raf is very keen to apply fusion to his collections by having both street wear and well cut tailoring in the same lines. The global fashion press is often very impressed with his lines and he is often cited as one of the designers that really pushes the boundaries of modern fashion.
Simons has kept true to his Belgian routes but always presents his collections in Paris. It is possible to purchase his lines around the world in key boutiques and department stores as well as online.
Simons has also collaborated with a number of major fashion and lifestyle brands. These collaborations include producing a line of footwear for Doc Martins and Fred Perry.
He has also worked for other labels and has been the creative director for Jil Sander since 2005. These collections have received huge praise from the fashion press.
He is continuing to produce innovative collections for his Raf Simons and Raf by Raf Simons lines.