Raf Simons To Leave Futurenet Group

Sad news when we were in Paris for menswear…

Raf Simons seems to be following in the footsteps of his great minimalist predecessors Jil Sander and Helmut Lang, and not just in his predilection for rectilinear precision.

Raf announced his sudden split from Italy’s Futurenet Group, which holds licensing rights over the Simons label (including two slick flagships in Japan).

Though he flirts with Wall Street tailoring, Raf apparently isn’t a corporate kind of guy, but walking away from his backers might also entail leaving behind his namesake label.

In typical fashion, mum was the word after a fantastic fall collection, but the future of the label seems to be uncertain for the time being.

Raf Simons is exclusive to 4 and his final collection will be delivered, we have been assured.

Read the original blog post here on Hint.