Raf Simons Spring Summer 2016 Menswear, Paris
Raf Simons Spring Summer 2016 collection in Paris on Wednesday evening saw the designer fusing elements of gang culture with knits, print and colour schemes appropriated from the past – particularly the idiosyncrasies of style exhibited by his grandparents.
It was a juxtaposition of elements that only he could pull off; his models faces were covered completely by patchwork hoods in some instances, but where hoodies have become a contemporary emblem of truculent youth Simons made his hoods medieval, monastic in shape and this emphasised the connection between the hermetic brotherhood of a medieval monastery and the hermetic brotherhood of a 21st-century gang – in the words of Simons: “Generation communication”.
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