Still from "Woe onto those who spit on the fear generation…The wind will blow it back.", 2012, video, Spring/summer collection showed at Lycée Stanislas in Paris on July 1, 2001 -

Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons was born in Neerpelt in 1968 and graduated Industrial Design and Furniture Design in 1991. Soon he began Designing clothing instead of furniture and in 1995 he launched his own menswear label. In April of 2012 he was announced as the creative director at Christian Dior.

In his work Simon fuses the energy and singularity of teenage subcultures with the sharpness and precision of classical sartorial craft. He's looks are both inspired and designed for confident outsiders.

This is also what Raf Simons wants to communicate: pride in individuality. Equally important is his own constant quest of innovation.

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