Raf Simons has the luxurious position as being regarded as the authoritative voice in contemporary menswear. As a visionary he has consistently pushed the boundaries of modern clothing keeping fashion press and buyers interested in his single minded approach. The autumn winter collection entitled, 'The rise of the craftsman and the fall of the prince' was another signature display of Simons's incredible ability to take garments and re-appropriate them through an innovative use of colour and fabric. As techno music shrouded the show space, Simons delivered a confident, even aggressive collection. Fluid shiny black rubber trousers were contrasted against heavy duffle coats. A latex top poked out from a high collared coat and elongated coloured knits hung off youthfull models. College sweat shirts were set against slim formal trousers and neoprene coats were cut in voluminous shapes. Rounded shapes on suit shoulders explored the designers ability to give his clothes an extraordinray silhouette and unique presence. Simons again proves why he has the menswear midas touch.
As techno music shrouded the show space, Simons delivered a confident, even aggressive collection.