Throughout his 20-year career, Simons has established himself with a youth-centric vision that reframed pop culture and art through the lens of clothing. His label ‘Raf Simons’ has seen him collaborate many times with Sterling Ruby. At Jil Sander he offered homages to Picasso. At Dior he paid tribute to Flemish masters and Andy Warhol, and at Calvin Klein he undertook the largest project to date with the Andy Warhol Foundation.
Simons is hired as the creative director for Dior in 2012.
As one of the most influential designers around, Raf Simons expertly combines precise tailoring with innovative proportions. Gaining inspiration from his time at Jil Sander, Christian Dior and Calvin Klein, his eponymous brand is laced with considered art and subcultural context.