It seems Raf Simons, Dior’s second Belgian wondermens, was in the mood for reflection with his first Haute Couture show for the House:
“[I want] to bring some emotion back, to what I felt in the nineties, because I see a lot of amazing clothes, but I don’t see a lot of emotion now.”
That statement was directed towards Simons’ exploration of Christian Dior’s famous silhouettes from the 50s, though it seems our friends at LN-CC in London thought it an apt time to reflect on Simons’ early years as head of his own label.
LN-CC are offering a selection of rare pieces from their archive of Simons’ work from 1998 – 2008, many of which display the traits that have made Simons one of the most important contemporary menswear designers.
The Raf Simons aesthetic is by now well known, though its evolution showcases the ideas that Simons has drawn heavily on throughout his career – youth subcultures, underground music, sportswear and tailoring.