Raf Simons

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Raf Simons’s SS 18 Collection at New York Fashion Week: Men’s

One of menswear’s most respected designers and certainly the biggest name at NYFW:M, Raf Simons staged his Blade Runner-esque runway show Tuesday night under a bridge in the heart of Chinatown. Highsnobiety has an excellent review digging into the details of what the show meant in the scope of Simons’s work and fashion in general.

For our part, we’ll say that while we respect CFDA CEO Steven Kolb’s distinction between art and commerce, money is the last thing on our minds after soaking up Simons’s creativity. Long live the artist.

Simons, for the uninitiated, is the creative director of Calvin Klein, and the designer of his namesake brand, which has drawn longstanding inspiration from the music and artwork of Joy Division, New Order, and Peter Saville—the designer with whom Simons also recently redesigned the Calvin Klein logo.

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Designer Sneakers by Saint Laurent, Common Projects, Maison Margiela and adidas by Raf Simons

One shoe that truly goes with everything: the white designer sneaker. You cannot go wrong. Wear a pair to work, wear them casually or even on date night. It’s hard to think of another piece that’s so versatile. Let them get dirty if that’s your style. Or keep them spotless. Seriously: white designer sneakers are foolproof.

Just in time for your summer wardrobe update, check out these four options by Saint Laurent, Common Projects, Maison Margiela and adidas by Raf Simons.

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Listening to A$AP Rocky and Frank Ocean While Shopping for Raf Simons, A.P.C. and Gucci

Rappers joining forces with fashion brands: a tale as old as time? Well, it’s definitely a going concern. The fusion between the two is in full effect at the moment.

Perhaps you’ve heard: A$AP Rocky’s new song “RAF” repeatedly references Raf Simons, the legendary Belgian designer. Simons is named in each verse by Rocky and his guest stars Quavo, Lil Uzi Vert and Frank Ocean. You can listen to the song on episode 006 of blonded RADIO, Ocean’s show on Apple Music / beats 1—or enjoy one of the YouTube rips available at the moment. Check out our adidas by Raf Simons collection below.

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And since we’re on the topic of Frank Ocean …

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Why We Can’t Wait to Offer Raf Simons’s Calvin Klein Debut

If you had landed in the middle of Fashion Week yesterday as the whole thing was kicking off, and if you had asked anyone what show they were really looking forward to, there’s every chance they would have told you: Raf Simons’s Calvin Klein debut.

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The Belgium-born former Dior designer’s stateside arrival is one of the most anticipated fashion developments of recent memory. We were all waiting to see what such a sensitive, thoughtful and visionary European creative director would do at the head of the storied and iconic American brand—just as nostalgia and hunger for the CK golden years hover at a fever pitch.

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Nordstrom in GQ: Considering the Bomber Jacket in 2017

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Did you read our Senior Fashion Director Shannon Schafer in GQ? She was speaking about bomber jackets among a panel of menswear experts, discussing different brands, shapes and colors. An excerpt:

“The bomber jacket trend started with ’90s throwback colors of black and olive for us. Fashion colors quickly gained momentum and now burgundy is our top-selling color.”

You’ll want to read the rest of her entry here.

And while we’re at it: did you read GQ‘s Raf Simons interview? It’s a riveting Q&A with the legendary Belgian designer—and relatedly, our new Adidas by Raf Simons Stan Smith and Ozweego styles are some of the coolest sneakers on the planet. They go great with bomber jackets, too.

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Rick Owens Shoes and More Designer Sneakers for Spring

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One idea for a uniform for spring 2016: designer sneakers everyday.

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