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    Latest Fashion News: Raf Simons leaving Dior

    Oktober 23rd, 2015

    Breaking news: Raf Simons, the artistic director of women’s haute couture, ready-to-wear and accessory collections of Dior, is leaving the French Fashion House. According to Dior, Simons “reached this decision for personal reasons.” His Spring/Summer 2016 collection, which was presented in Paris last month, was Raf Simon’s last for Dior. It is the end of a three-and-a-half year tenure at the French couture house. Simons’ successor has yet to be identified, but the search for a replacement has begun, according to market sources. We’ll keep you posted!

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    Sander, Jil

    Juni 19th, 2013

    Heidemarie Jiline ‘Jil’ Sander, German fashion designer and entrepreneur, born in 1943. The young designer founded her namesake label in 1968 creating a clean and sophisticated style appealing to strong and fashionable business women. Since the brands inception, Jil Sander has been given the nickname ‘Queen of Less’, referring to her minimalistic designs. Today, Jil Sander is one of the most influential fashion labels in the world but most certainly in Germany. For her career achievments Sander was given the ‘Bundesverdienstkreuz’ in 1996, the German version of the American ‘Cross of Merit’. In 2005, Raf Simons was named Creative Director of the brand only to be released in 2012 when Jil Sander herself took over the creative reins again. As of 1999, the ‘Prada Group’ holds a 75 percent share of the company.
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    Paris Haute Couture Week: Christian Dior FW 2012/13 Show

    Juli 6th, 2012

    Former creative director of Jil Sander, Raf Simons had his debut Haute Couture FW 2012/13 Show at the Hôtel Particulier in Paris a few days ago. As the new head designer of the Parisian Couture house Christian Dior, Raf Simons showed 54 amazing looks that nodded to the history of the house — cinched waists and full A-line skirts.

    That Simons debut would be a success seemed a given, but that it would be such a triumph was a thrill. The entire collection was beautiful, sophisticated, and restrained. The answer to the question “what made his couture collection look different?” gave Raf Simons himself in an interview to Style.com: “[I am trying] to change the psychology of people who are interested in couture. The way I’ve been looking at it so far is as a still image, something you look at for that moment. I think lots of people see it as a still, an image from the red carpet. I want to make it more dynamic, appeal to a person who has a different energy. A younger person, in mind, not necessarily in age. And I think couture is very much about curating something unique for women. Fashion is so mass-produced now; I hope there will come a refocus on how people see couture. And I would also hope for a new focus on the craft.”

    We couldn’t agree more. Now, dive into Raf Simons very own couture world and watch for yourself how beautiful made his first collection was.

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    Latest Fashion News: Raf Simons takes over the reins at Christian Dior

    April 10th, 2012

    Finally, more than one year of speculation and rumor who the “next” John Galliano is going to be for the luxurious fashion house Dior, is over. Christian Dior named Raf Simons its next couturier on Monday. He’d unviel his first collection for the house during Paris Couture Week in July.

    Simons as the new artistic director of women’s haute couture, ready-to-wear and accessory collections was working as the creative director for the German fashion house Jil Sander for 6 years before he was ousted in February and succeeded by Jil Sander herself.

    We are glad Simons is now in good hands with Christian Dior. Good luck to him and we are looking forward to seeing his first show.

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    Raf Simons

    September 8th, 2011

    Raf Simons, Belgian fashion designer, born in 1968. Simons started off his fashion career designing furniture before he founded his own namesake menswear fashion label in 1995. In 2005, the Belgian was offered to take the reins at the German fashion label Jil Sander, where he worked until 2012. From 2012 till the end of 2015, Simons was the creative director for the French fashion house Christian Dior. His collections and designs have been described as extremely influential.
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    Simons, Raf

    September 8th, 2011

    Raf Simons, Belgian fashion designer, born in 1968. Simons started off his fashion career designing furniture before he founded his own namesake menswear fashion label in 1995. In 2005, the Belgian was offered to take the reins at the German fashion label Jil Sander, where he worked until 2012. From 2012 till the end of 2015, Simons was the creative director for the French fashion house Christian Dior. His collections and designs have been described as extremely influential.
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    Jil Sander

    April 7th, 2010

    Heidemarie Jiline ‘Jil’ Sander, German fashion designer and entrepreneur, born in 1943. The young designer founded her namesake label in 1968 creating a clean and sophisticated style appealing to strong and fashionable business women. Since the brands inception, Jil Sander has been given the nickname ‘Queen of Less’, referring to her minimalistic designs. Today, Jil Sander is one of the most influential fashion labels in the world but most certainly in Germany. For her career achievments Sander was given the ‘Bundesverdienstkreuz’ in 1996, the German version of the American ‘Cross of Merit’. In 2005, Raf Simons was named Creative Director of the brand only to be released in 2012 when Jil Sander herself took over the creative reins again. As of 1999, the ‘Prada Group’ holds a 75 percent share of the company.
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