“I deficiency the text to share how proud I am of all that we have realized,” he wrote. “I am grateful for the unbelievable guidance from my staff, from my collaborators, from the press and buyers, from my close friends and family, and from our devoted fans and loyal followers. Thank you all, for believing in our vision and for believing in me.”
Raf Simons’ brand name, which commenced as an underground menswear label in the 1990s, had become a mainstay of key runways. Credit history: Kristy Sparow/Getty Visuals
Simons did not quickly return a ask for for remark on the final decision to discontinue his label.
Correct to Simons’ record of taking cues from countercultral audio scenes, including new wave, punk and digital, his last selection was introduced at London’s Printworks, a famed nightclub (and former newspaper factory) established to shut up coming calendar year. The presentation — his label’s initial at London Style Week — was delayed because of to Queen Elizabeth II’s passing and took position in mid-October. For the demonstrate, he eschewed the hierarchies common at runway exhibits, employing the enormous space to invite a group of 800 people today from between and over and above fashion’s elite.
Raf Simons formerly held posts at Christian Dior (pictured), Jil Sander and Calvin Klein, in advance of having on a co-innovative director position at Prada in 2020. Credit history: Dominique Charriau/WireImage/Getty Images
In what now seemed to signal the transform in his job, Simons printed phrases from the late Belgian painter Philippe Vandenberg on some of the collection’s clothes.
“They are cruel text, like ‘Kill them all and dance,'” he was quoted as expressing of the prints. “But (Vandenberg) did not imply killing persons — he meant killing things that you are carrying out creatively in order to go on and investigate even more.”