Continuing the coverage of our Paris Fashion Week appointments and events, we offer you a comprehensive visit to the Raf Simons showroom, highlighting some of the most relevant features from the AW12 collection. For AW12 Raf Simons plays with proportions, with oversized shirts worn as jackets over skinny shorts. Strands of colored hair were found attached to the collar of knits and bright colored fur featured on the back of long jackets. The signature running sneakers introduced a couple of seasons ago make a comeback, now in different colors and completed with a new hi-top version. The accessories range seems to also be revamped, with the introduction of several necklaces, key holders and the season’s novelty hood shaped caps. Take the tour, below…
A view on the warehouse showroom always neatly decorated with mid century furniture.
One of the colorful options for the knits and the new shape caps.
The hair strand attached to the knit’s back.
The silhouette Raf is going for this new season, with overly proportioned shirts worn as outer pieces and dressed over
narrow tailored shorts. On the back rack, some of the pieces from the 1995 line.
Long coats with bold color furred backs.
The runway look book with all the pieces matched together and some head shots of the models.
We could also see ombré effects taken to a new level on some of the knits.
The accessories range featuring the signature hair strands and some new necklaces, key holders and painted chains.
A more classic section with the formal shoes, pin dot silk ties and fur covered belts.
The modernist Pierre Jeanneret chairs, displaying Raf’s love for furniture design, his original academic formation.
Oversized shirts with floral prints and solid color patterned knits.
A couple of buyers having fun while shooting the shorts, and the new shape caps up close.
The sneaker line will be available in dark colors now with a hi-top variation.
A final view from the other end of the showroom and it’s a wrap.