Raf Simons



Paris: Raf Simons has earned the crown as the authoritative voice in contemporary menswear. The F/W 11 collection, entitled “The rise of the craftsman and the fall of the prince” was another dazzling display of the designer’s virtuoso ability to take classic garments like toggle coats, cable knit sweaters and basic suits and remake them in such a way that they become defining elements of a contemporary wardrobe. The confident showing played with proportions, materials and colors, for a collection full of visionary concepts that are sure to affect future seasons of menswear.

Color: Black / Camel / Royal purple / Red / Ivory

Key Items: Elongated cable knit sweater / Boxy-fitting suits / Fair Isle sweaters / Toggle coats in a variety of silhouettes / Striped mohair tees / Appliqué sweat shirt / Voluminous pants in PVC / Slim tailored pants / Parkas

Materials: Neoprene / PVC / Wool flannel / Mohair / Cashmere

Details + Trim: Exaggerated shoulder shapes / Toggles on the backs of some coats / Contrast collar and cuffs for sweaters / Double-faced coats with PVC linings

Accessories + Footwear: Cocoon scarves / Patent leather Oxfords

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