A history of success
A mix of innovation with classical reminiscences
This Belgian is one of the most innovative and classic designers of the history of fashion. In it, the tradition and the future of haute couture converge without apparent effort. Simons graduated in industrial design before trying his luck as a fashion designer. After spending a season with Walter Van Beirendock, in 1995 he debuted in Milan with his own brand. Raf Simons is chosen to take over the creative control of Jil Sander. From the hand of the Belgian, the brand lived a new golden age until in 2012 the designer and founder of the firm decided to return and take the reins of the creative direction.
Shortly after Raf was announced by Dior to replace John Galliano. The conceptualization and modernization of Christian Dior’s legacy are the foundations on which the proposal made by Simons is based. After three and a half years at the head of the maison, in October 2015 she announced that she was leaving her position to dedicate herself to her own brand. In the summer of 2016, the rumor that had been playing for some time is confirmed, Raf Simons is named creative general director of all the male and female lines of Calvin Klein.
Pioneer when it comes to new trends
Raf Simons is constantly creating innovative proposals for the public with unique ideas and epic collaborations. A a clear example: His silhouettes have become a focal point in street trends. Probably one of the most responsible for the collision between the world of streetwear and fashion, with capital letters that we see on the catwalks of the fashion week. His influence on youth aesthetics, led him to Adidas. It is in 2013, when the designer signs with Adidas the creation of a new line with the name of Adidas by Raf Simons.
He surprised at the beginning by resurrecting the Ozweego and Terrex silhouettes, applying his distinctive and eccentric style to them. Other silhouettes used in these collaborations over the years are the Responsive Trail 2 or the iconic Stan Smith among others.
Ozweego, Stan Smith, Detroit: the most exclusive styles of Raf Simons!
The reedition of adidas’ most emblematic styles
He proposes a turn in the Ozweego style. This silhouette that was born at the beginning of the 90’s and following the trend of the "ugly sneakers" that were originally created with various materials that accentuate it along with its variety of colors, is reissued with striking colors.
The Ozweego sneakers from Raf Simons that you will find at Gallery, reinvent the style of running with a futuristic approach. The upper part combines several overlapping layers with a window. Leather or patent leather reinforcements and mesh inserts complete an irresistible look.
In his taste for reissuing classic models, he surprised with the exclusive version of the mythical Adidas Stan Smith. Available in a monochrome design, they include a distinctive "R" instead of the three perforated stripes and the name of the designer engraved on the heel. Another curious fact is the graph of the chemical equation in the heel, which refers to the year in which the design brand of Raf Simons was born: 1995.
Another design touched by his magic wand is the Detroit Runner, which has a minimal "RS" mark on the heel and is equipped with tonal laces. It presents a monochromatic design that highlights the construction of the multiple shoe materials. Its upper part is made of canvas accentuated by a rubber fender and a protector on the toe that round out the design.
The exclusive collection “Adidas by Raf Simons” with the best prices at Gallery
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