Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Meet Raf Simons, Dior’s New Artistic Director


  • Raf, now 44, grew up as an only child in Neerpelt, Belgium

  • He was inspired by the Antwerp Six, a group of Belgian designers who became famous in the ’80s

  • Simons began his career as a furniture designer, and moved to a menswear label in 1995 

  • Simons won the Swiss Textiles Award in November 2003

  • He was named creative director of Jil Sander in July 2005

  • Simons launched Raf by Raf Simons line in June 2005

  • He published in 2005  Raf Simons Redux, a book co-authored with Peter De Potter

  • He presented his last show for Jil Sander in Milan on Feb. 25, 2012, during Fashion Week

  • Dior confirmed that Simons would become its new creative director on April 9, 2012


Source photo : www.newsfeed.time.com

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