Raf simons by willy vanderperre belgian fashion visionary raf simons recently opened his home in antwerp for a cover story in by robert marshall jr. Fantastic man subscription to the menswear magazine at. Thanks to his creative directorship at jil sander, raf simons has become the foremost authority on minimalism, while in a parallel world further from. Sep 18, 2005 raf simons leaned against the rail of his balcony. The 10 greatest raf simons collections ever grailed. A soft cover printed on recycled paper, it includes lots of charming interviews with men about how they dress themselves every day. The man who needs a pair of wranglers for his 9to5 is not buying his work clothes from n. With time, raf simons became a staple in the fashion world, with an additional line of menswear, raf by raf simons, debuting in 2005. Raf simons unveiled his fallwinter 2016 campaign, shot by willy vanderperre and styled by olivier rizzo. Jul 03, 2004 raf simons s invitation was a cryptic list of people, places, and things that have made a difference to the world. Raf simons by willy vanderperre for fantastic man design scene. Despite its relatively small print run, fantastic man caused a stir when it.
It was one of the entries on 2003 metro manila film festival and was that years top grosser. See more ideas about raf simmons, raf simons and menswear. Raf simons, belgian fashion designer who served as creative director of the german label jil sander 200512, as artistic director of the french fashion house christian dior 201215, and as chief creative officer of the american brand calvin klein 201618. The 14th issue of fantastic man features the phenomenal fashion designer mr. He had made the 90minute drive from antwerp, where he lives most of the year, in part to satisfy my curiosity to see his place at the beach. The 40yearold belgian designer has long been the headlight for radical menswear. In this stunning photographic book, id celebrates raf simons own menswear label, his work for jil sander, and his new appointment of dior.
Talking ten years of fantastic man with gert jonkers and. Throughout the 90s and 00s, his eponymous label showed how innovative design can embrace new technologies and fabrics and rethink traditional structures. Jan 21, 2019 the new book by fantastic man magazine, what men wear and why. Hes relocated his life, his business, his partner, and his doga tall, intimidating beauceron named luca. John founder fergus hendersons brain operation, designer raf simons art. Simons appointment as artistic director of dior in 2012 caused frissons of excitement in the fashion industry and marked the beginning of a momentous new chapter for the belgian designer. The post has been empty for more than a year since the. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that. Charismatic, compelling and trendsetting, 69 of the worlds most influential and creative men presented by cult stylebible fantastic man.
Meticulously reproduced and presented, fantastic man is a joy for all, regardless of body type or wardrobe. Belgianborn designer raf simons launched his eponymous brand in 1995, after an early martin margiela runway show convinced him to leave industrial design behind to study fashion at antwerps royal academy. Jul 01, 20 raf simons youth cultureinspired, elegant tailoring poetic, elegant, and freethinking, raf simons is one of the most exciting designers working in fashion today. Raf simons enlists top model luca lemaire as their face for another season, in charge of photography for fall winter campaign was willy vanderperre. Targeted at a more mature group of readers, fantastic mans aim is to reinvent the gentlemans style journal. Yet, after 40 collections and counting, the man behind raf simons remains an enigma.
The inescapable implication was that his name could be on that list, too. Talking ten years of fantastic man with gert jonkers and jop. Portrait by willy vanderperre on the front cover of issue no. It is a very greek issue, pointing an openeyed gaze at a country thats the nucleus of so much recent drama and excitement. Raf simons magazine cover design magazine covers monochrome fashion male magazine magazine editorial print layout john galliano grafik design david beckham, spike jonze, and other portraits from the title that changed mens magazines and fashion. Making a wish list is an excellent way to keep track of your favourites. Martine rose, liam hodges, raf simons, benjamin alexander huseby, serhat isik. Raf simons by terry jones meet your next favorite book. In the same year, simons was appointed as creative director at. His passion for music, art, and contemporary culture infiltrates everything he does. Sep 08, 2017 watch the freshest 205w39nyc looksand whatever else raf simons has cooked upas they debut live during the calvin klein spring 2018 fashion show. Immersed in the counterculture of early 90s antwerp, simons captured the energy of the citys fashion underground in pioneering collections inspired by music and the. His clothing is emulated everywhere and he knows it, and his ideas about youth culture, recontextualization, collaboration, and art resonate around.
See more ideas about raf simons, fashion and style. Talking ten years of fantastic man with gert jonkers and jop van. Born in belgium in the late 1960s, royal academy, antwerp graduate raf simons launched his label inspired by street culture and urban music in 1995. Simons is now at the helm of calvin klein, where his aim is to reinvigorate the iconic label. Features a main compartment with smaller compartments. Fear generation remains one of his simons most memorable and impactful works and for good reason.
Raf simons regular fit bald head transformers tee white. According to the semiannual menswear fashion magazine fantastic man life begins at 30. Jul 15, 20 simons appointment as artistic director of dior in 2012 caused frissons of excitement in the fashion industry and marked the beginning of a momentous new chapter for the belgian designer. His references to youth movements like punk, goth, and mod are not meant to be retro. See more ideas about raf simons, fashion and raf simmons. Raf simons menswear shop online at matchesfashion us. Jul 31, 2017 raf simons was born on january 12, 1968, the only child of jacques simons, an army night watchman, and alda beckers, a housecleaner, in neerpelt, belgium, near the dutch and german borders. It is square, the paper is glossy, the logo, the font, the stories are all new and different. I dont want to show clothes, i want to show my attitude, my past, present and future. Concept and direction by rei kawakubo i want to create a kind of market where various creators from various fields gather together and encounter each other in an ongoing atmosphere of beautiful chaos. Raf simons is the first since 1993 to win the cfda for menswear and womenswear fittingly, his predecessor was calvin klein. David casavant has collected work by raf simons since 2003 and has amassed an archive of more than 1,000 pieces, which sit on carefully maintained racks in.
Since he took over in april 2012, dior has prospered under his creative control. Other interesting men profiled in fantastic man 14 include the magician david copperfield, the interior decorator ricky clifton and the londonbased chef yotam ottolenghi. Read book viviane sassen in and out of fashion download. Sidney toledano, the chief executive officer of the paris fashion house, made the announcement today in a statement. The character debuted on the 2003 film with the same title produced by octoarts films and mzet productions.
Hoolywood or engineered for motion or any other upandcoming fashion label. Raf simons fantastic man fw011 cover raf simons magazine cover design magazine covers monochrome fashion male magazine magazine editorial print layout john galliano grafik design grey and white raf. The new book documenting almost every raf simons garment. As of 1 april 2020, he is the cocreative director of prada, in partnership with miuccia prada. Publication celebrates the tenyear anniversary of fantastic man magazine. Belgian fashion visionary raf simons recently opened his home in antwerp for a cover. Men of great style and substance spans 21 issues and the unexpected or insightful stories gleaned from their. How raf simons captured the calvin klein empire vanity fair. Simons went on to serve as creative director at jil sander and christian dior, where he applied his signature style of. A retrospective of the 71year old tennis legend and his legendary kicks. Targeted at a more mature group of readers, fantastic man s aim is to reinvent the gentlemans style journal.
Deciding to have a fundamental change of profession, after being encouraged to peruse fashion, he became a selftrained menswear. October 2000, raf simons is appointed head professor of the fashion department of the university of applied arts, vienna, austria until june 2005. Browns hosts dinner to mark fantastic man s book about mens dressing january 20, 2019, 2. Features some of todays biggest male celebrities including ewan mcgregor, tom ford, helmut lang and david beckham. The decision by simons, 47, not to renew his contract is surprising. Loewe spring 2015 menswear fashion show menswear, spring. This is a physical manifestation of an obsession with an. How raf simons became the biggest cult icon in menswear. Complete with contributions from raf simons, pharrell and more, the book focuses on how a tennis shoe released in the early 1970s became one of the most important sneakers ever seen.
Fashion photographer willy vanderperre who often works on rafs campaigns both his eponymous line as well as jil sander shoots the man. Preorder a copy here and check back soon for more on this great book. Charismatic, compelling and trendsetting, 69 of the worlds most influential and creative men presented by cult stylebible fantastic man twice a year for the last 10 years fantastic man has chronicled the worlds most stylish and influential men through insightful interviews and the lenses of equally stylish and influential photographers. Raf simons with images raf simons menswear, raf simons. Jan 31, 2017 raf simons is a name that brings to mind the frequency illusion, a cognitive bias in which something or someone has been recently discovered and is suddenly everywhere.
Its a brand rooted in the site specificity of irl subculture, the iconoclasm of 20th century design, and the melodramatic landscape of suburban isolation. The 30th issue of fantastic man arrives with a brandnew everything. The collection is a perfect example of how subversion became a keystone of simons design, perfectly capturing the big picture feeling of social unrest and channeling it into the collections mood and styling. Especially since you can add all the items you like before making a final decision. From artists like jeremy deller and ai weiwei to designers like raf simons and writers like bret easton ellis, the cavalcade of intriguing men on fantastic mans cover has never included those with an agenda to push. Alongside the publication, there was also an exhibition of simons work and an outdoor fashion show at the pitti immagine uomo tradeshow in florence, italy for a retrospective of the designers career at the age of 38. Fantastic man 14 features the phenomenal fashion designer raf simons on the cover, photographed at his home in antwerp. Why prada is betting big on raf simons financial times. The magazine contains, as the name implies, interviews and fashion features with inspiring men and interesting personalities. Having worked at some of pariss most wellrenowned fashion houses, the designer continues to gain critical acclaim with minimalist pieces which riff on subculture tropes and athletic codes. From artists like jeremy deller and ai weiwei to designers like raf simons. The cutgallery gert jonkers and jop van bennekom are the creators of fantastic man, one of the most remarkable magazines of this era.
The book itself is written by stan smith, the former number one usa tennis player who is now best known for his signature sneaker. Browns hosts dinner to mark fantastic mans book about mens. David beckham, tom ford, ewan mcgregor, helmut lang. Liam hodges, raf simons, benjamin alexander huseby, serhat isik. To celebrate a decade of fantastic man s softspoken innovation, a new book published by phaidon compiles interviews with 69 of the stylish and influential men featured in the magazine, all shot by the likes of juergen teller, wolfgang tillmans and inez and vinoodh. Featuring a mid rise, a waistband with belt loops, a concealed front fastening, side pockets, rear welt pockets and a straight leg. Belgian designer raf simons graduated in industrial design and furniture design in 1991 at antwerps royal academy. It is an avantgarde throwbacka remarkably formal and philosophical. Fantastic man is a fictional superhero character popularized by vic sotto. The book reveals simons social background, social isolation, social intimacy with his designersmodels, and a blurry vision of the future. This hardbacked, 288 page book features the same distinctive design standards readers of the magazine have come to love.
We both like books and newspapers maybe even more than magazines. Raf simons at the end of his january 2016 show in paris for his namesake label. Raf simons experiments with deconstruction and infuses bold sartorial statements into readytowear clothing. Most importantly, the book doesnt reveal too much information on mr simons and is presented in such a way which seems unfinished but actually avoids pretensiousness. I have a personal connection with the stan smith, as it is fair to say that for ten years, from my teens well into my 20s, i didnt wear any other shoesonly stan smiths, raf simons writes. The new book by fantastic man magazine, what men wear and why. I use memories and future visions and try to place them in todays world. Jan 27, 2017 raf simons has settled in to new york. Raf simons belgian designer raf simons launched his namesake mens collection in 1995, after switching from an industrial design course to fashion at antwerps royal academy. He was creative director at jil sander 20052012, christian dior 20122015 and calvin klein 20162018.
Aug 26, 2019 read book viviane sassen in and out of fashion download pdf free epubmobiebooks. Belgian fashion designer raf simons clothes are both inspired by and designed for confident male outsiders. Fashions obsession with workingman style is getting a. As 19962001 20012006 is released, and ahead of raf simons aw18 menswear show, which takes place in new york tonight, we caught up with hashiura to find out more about the concept behind printings. The belgian designer raf simons was named as the next artistic director of christian dior. Raf simons regular fit tape and patch jean dark navy. Feb 14, 2019 our 10 favorite men from fantastic man raf simons magazine cover design magazine covers monochrome fashion male magazine magazine editorial print layout john galliano grafik design david beckham, spike jonze, and other portraits from the title that changed mens magazines and fashion. This black stretch virgin wool cropped tailored trousers are no exception.57 164 1502 1531 1456 1320 1025 927 433 976 328 31 166 296 414 1372 107 573 1499 1123 290 415 1016 314 901 5 165 750 279 401 1234 705 992 375 330 670 1496 915 367 880 389 184 1491 1034 1128 1399 1298 1457 14