Raf Si­mons is THE MAN

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The Bel­gian’s gig as Calvin Klein’s chief cre­ative of­fi­cer is one gi­ant re­boot for the sto­ried Amer­i­can la­bel. For starters, there’s the new moniker for its run­way line (a nod to CK’s head­quar­ters in Mid­town New York) and the re­freshed logo by lauded graphic de­signer Peter Sav­ille. Then there are the touches that Raf-philes would recog­nise in his F/W ’17 de­but col­lec­tion. These in­clude the gen­er­ous use of punchy colours, the gen­der-fluid sil­hou­ettes, and the in­tel­lec­tual ir­rev­er­ence he gives to the likes of Wall Street suits (sheathed in trans­par­ent vinyl) and var­sity sweaters (a sheer, stock­ing-like fab­ric for the bodice). Which also means, on a larger scale, he’s help­ing to make Amer­i­can fash­ion great again.

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