Calvin Klein has officially confirmed the hire of Raf Simons as its new Chief Creative Officer. The brand announced the news Tuesday morning August 2, 2016. The move marks Simons’ first foray into American Fashion.

CEO of Calvin Klein, Steve Shiffman said in a statement:

“The arrival of Raf Simons as Chief Creative Officer signifies a momentous new chapter for Calvin Klein. Not since Mr. Klein himself was at the company has it been led by one creative visionary, and I am confident that this decision will drive the Calvin Klein brand and have a significant impact on its future. Raf’s exceptional contributions have shaped and modernized fashion as we see it today and under his direction, Calvin Klein will further solidify its position as a leading global lifestyle brand.”

Raf Simons is a Belgian Designer who’s beginning was in furniture design, Raf launched his own menswear label in 1995. In June 2005 Simons was appointed Creative Director for the Jil Sander label, by its owner the Prada Group. Followed by a three-year stint as creative director at Dior in 2012, Simons exited the french house in October 2015. In January 2016, Raf unveiled his SS16 Campaign shot by Willy Vanderperre. Raf Simons x David Sims is one of SS16’s best collabs (http://www.highsnobiety.com/2016/01/14/raf-simons-david-sims-isolated-heroes/).

It seems “nothing will stand between us and our Calvins” again very soon!


By Elle Gomez

By Elle Gomez

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