The vibe shift has arrived at Raf Simons. After pandemic collections that furthered his explorations of youth and distress, Raf Simons was back to an elegant, grown-up version of Simons’ brand of chic.
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Face-obscuring hats, done in collaboration with Stephen Jones, with a thin eye slit reminiscent of RoboCop; tented prairie dresses made from what appears to be latex, worn with cloaks and long leather neckties; generously tailored topcoats and blazers cut in lush, hairy fabrics. All these looks were more form-fitting than his previous signature oversized nature and stayed true to his high-minded, vaguely disquieting and straddling streetwear cool and minimalist modernity.
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