Raf Simons Autumn/Winter 2010/11

Raf Simons is a firm 4 favourite. His somewhat ambiguous collection for Autumn/Winter 2010 was full of technical innovations and we may see velcro keeping mens suits together should Mr Simons get his way.

The Belgian designer took pleasure this season in presenting a collection that tested the constraints of gender. Models were sent down the runway in form-fitting knits and tunic-style tops, whilst others sported wrap skirts worn on top of tailored trousers. Simons was careful though, to craft his collection in a masculine colour palette of navy, black and beige, with broken geometrics in bright red and white across tops and jackets. This hint of pattern that continued throughout the collection, along with his use of zippers and magnetic fastenings, really gave emphasis to his source of inspiration – cars and their aerodynamic quality.

This is what Simons does best – an innovative and minimalist take on tailoring. We like.


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