On Monday, the Belgian fashion designer announced on social media that he had made the decision to end his eponymous label.
“Words fail me to say how proud I am of all we have accomplished,” Raf Simons writes on Instagram. “Thank you all for believing in our vision and for believing in me“. It is with these beautiful digital words that the Belgian designer closes the doors of his House.
After working for big names like Jil Sander, Dior or Calvin Klein, Raf Simons had opened almost three decades ago his own Couture House. It is well known that, in addition to France, Belgium is the birthplace of great names in fashion: Martin Margiela, Dries Van Noten, Raf Simons or Walter Van Beirendonck.
After 27 years of good and loyal service to the fashion industry, Raf Simons is bowing out. Via an Instagram post published yesterday, he revealed that the Spring/Summer 2023 collection, presented last October in London was the last of his brand, the final touch of his personal fashion footprint on the catwalks: “The Spring/Summer 2023 collection marks the conclusion of an extraordinary journey and the last season of the Raf Simons fashion brand“.
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