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RM 121: Raf Simons FW ’16

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If you were to look at a retrospective of Raf Simons’ collections in the past 20 years, you would think that he has one of the most mercurial temperaments conceivable. Compared to someone like Rick Owens, whose collections often bare the same muted tones and draped silhouette’s, Raf’s vision seems disjointed. But so is youth subculture.


Simons has been at the forefront of rebellion in fashion for over two decades. His collections are distinctively moody and resonate on a continuous cycle, parallel with youth culture. Nearly all of Simons’ offerings are worthy of grail status and those able to procure the rarest pieces fall into the realm of guys like Kanye West. With stints at legendary houses like Jil Sander and Dior, Raf has carved his name into history.


After leaving Dior, Simons’ level of energy for his namesake brand has been noticeably higher. The newest season keeps the expected level of quality craftsmanship and introduces an interesting narrative on the overly oversized trend. Taking notes from traditional English-prep and scout styles, Raf spins sweaters and coats with elongated, billowy silhouettes and contrasts them with slim destroyed sweaters and classic button-ups. Signature jeans, denim shirts, and shoes round out the collection and make it one of his most memorable to date.


Check out the photos above for a full look into the newest season and the video below for an eerie look into Room 121. This collection is available in-store at RSVP Gallery. For more information email please@rsvpgallery.com or call (773) 770-6666.


Neon and Nonsense: Episode 11

Neon and Nonsense has been busy. For the 11th installment, we traveled to Florence, Italy, Tampa, Los Angeles, and the rainforest. Right at home in Chicago we were blessed with the presence of Young Thug and Lil Yachty, along with the rest of their associates at RSVP Gallery. In Italy, we headed to the legendary Pitti Uomo showcase to get an inside look at the newest collections from Raf Simons and Gosha Rubchinskiy. In LA we took to Tyler, the Creator’s extravagant Golf fashion show. While down in Tampa, we partied with YesJulz, as she brought out Robb Bank$ and Playboi Carti to join the festivities.


Watch the episode above for a full dose of the Nonsense™ and stay tuned for more rare footage. If you haven’t already, check out episode 10 when we tackled Tokyo.