RAF SIMONS -The next catwalk collection of Raf Simons will be created in collaboration with American artist Sterling Ruby, announced the designer. The show is set for January during Paris Menswear. The collection, branded Raf Simons/Sterling Ruby will be offered at retail.
It is not the first time that Simons and Ruby have collaborated:
Raf Simon used denim bleached by Ruby to create a capsule collection of denim jeans and jackets in 2009 and Simon, a keen art collector, owns several pieces of the work of Ruby.
Simons has also previously drawn on the work of other artists for his catwalk collections – Franky Claeys, Peter Saville, Brian Calvin and Pablo Picasso – both via collaborations and for inspiration.
“This unique collection, born from a long standing friendship and mutual admiration and the desire by both men to experience a creative process together, will translate into a complete men’s wardrobe that will combine the aggressive formal aesthetics of artist Sterling Ruby with Raf Simons constant search for innovation in men’s fashion,” a spokesperson said today.