New York Fashion Week Menswear: Raf Simons
Fashion show by Raf Simons can be safely called one of the most spectacular on New York Week of men’s fashion.
Two FDNY wagons, fire brigades and even a police tape – all this entourage appeared long before the show, leaving the guests to guess whether the show would be legal? The location for displaying Raf Simons collection was the usual New York supermarket on East Broadway. The smell of fish, dampness and neon lights were genuine. Raf Simons team took care of the maximum realism: I was poured on the floor, Chinese lanterns were hung on the ceiling, and “Replicant” was written on the neon signs.
In the forefront, you could see A$AP Rocky, Hannu Gabi Odile and Marc Jacobs.
“I love Rafa, and he’s a good friend, so I’m very happy that he is here. Although, I saw more of him before he came here than since he was here. But, you know, Raf makes a fashion. He is the creator. Therefore, he brings creativity to American fashion, which, I think, is not enough, so I’m very happy to be at his show, “- said Marc Jacobs.
On an unusual podium models came out under umbrellas. The designer in many images used agent clothes: raincoats, hoodies and raincoats. Wide-brimmed hats with a floral pattern, scarves, turning into dust masks, similar to those worn by Japanese workers and fishermen, complemented the images. Wide trousers came complete with huge trenches or sports jackets.
«There are many things that refer to my early years of work and that answer the question of why we started doing what we did. So, as you can see, there were strong musical references from the past. But there are comparisons in a different way, taken from the context, mostly. It’s about films, it’s about moving apart cultures. This is the most important message for me, the Asian culture and culture of the West, which come together. And you know that there was a bit of a new wave, a punk attitude. But not aesthetically, more regarding how to take different things, a wave of positive. I wanted it to be energetic», — Raf Simons said.