Fashion News: Raf Simons To Show At New York Fashion Week: Men’s In February
Last August, donbleek.com officially confirmed that Belgian designer Raf Simons was named the new chief creative officer of Calvin Klein (see it here).
Simons will lead the creative strategy of the Calvin Klein brand globally. Brands under the Calvin Klein umbrella include Calvin Klein Collection; Calvin Klein Platinum; Calvin Klein; Calvin Klein Jeans; Calvin Klein Underwear and Calvin Klein Home brands. The company said Simons will oversee all aspects of design, global marketing and communications and visual creative services. His first collections will be shown for the fall 2017 season.
It seems like Simons is getting used to the New York lifestyle since relocating to the states a couple of months ago because he’s preparing to stage a runway show in the city.
It was just announced that Raf Simons will be presenting his eponymous menswear label during New York Fashion Week: Mens on February 1, 2017 as part of the Council of Fashion Designers of America “CFDA” menswear-focused fashion week. His forthcoming show will also chart new territory for the designer, marking his inaugural show (under his own label) in New York City.
The CFDA, which serves as the organizing body for both New York Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week: Men’s, has confirmed the news, as has PR Consulting.
“The CFDA is delighted to add Raf Simons to NYFW: Men’s,” said Steven Kolb, President and CEO of the CFDA. “Raf is one of the most influential designers on the international fashion stage. His creativity and energy are a welcome addition as we continue to grow this important platform for American menswear.”
Last fall, Raf Simons departed from Dior, after 3 1/2 years. Simons was already a household name before taking a creative director role at Christian Dior. He presented his eponymous Fall/Winter 2016 outing, entitled, ‘Nightmares and Dreams,’ at Paris Fashion Week last January (see it here).
He launched his eponymous label in 1995 in his hometown of Antwerp, Belgium.
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