RSVP Gallery for Acne Studios Spring/Summer ’15Newer Post
RSVP Gallery Q&A SERIES: A-Trak
After putting his namesake label on hold last season for a collaboration with contemporary artist Ruby Sterling, Raf Simons makes a smooth transition back with his S/S ’15 collection. Looking to the art of scrapbooking, Simons puts forth collages of both real memories and imagined ones. Simons’ signature silhouettes are pinned with photos of his parents courting fifty-five years ago, a passport photo of him as a teenager wearing a Superman t-shirt, the roller coaster is the very one he rode with his close friends and colleagues, stylist Olivier Rizzo and fashion photographer Willy Vanderperre decades ago, the Japanese influence was an homage to the first retailers who ever supported him, the shark was for Jaws and Simons’ love of horror movies, the swimmer in peril stands for danger, while the astronaut stands for isolation. Simons is known to take cues from youth culture and adolescent angst as inspiration for his collections, so it’s refreshing to see him embrace his own youth all while giving us a better understanding of the man who is Raf Simons.