Raf Simons is a Flemish fashion designer who graduated in Industrial Design and Furniture Design and started working as a furniture designer for galleries and private interiors.
His collections are strongly influenced by youth culture albeit in an indirect way. His style, described as “tortured yought” or “live fast, die Bohemian” often combines strongly cut classic menswear with sharp lines. His collections “Raf Simons” and “Raf by Raf Simons” are sold at Barneys and Seven in New York and a variety of locations around the world such as two flagship stores in Japan.
In summer 2005 he was appointed as creative director for the Jil Sander label, owned by the Prada Group. On October 22nd, 2015, Raf Simons resigned from his post as the Creative Director of Womenswear for Christian Dior.