Monday, November 10, 2008

Raf Simons Pour La Vie Red Sneaker

Deadstock D got himself some new sneakers. I’m a big fan of Raf Simons and have a thing for red sneakers these days!  Raf Simons Pour La vie. (which means for life in french) are really dope.


Raf Simons (1968-) is a Belgian fashion designer. He studied Industrial design, but after a few years of self-study, he became a menswear designer in 1995. Initially, he worked with Walter Van Beirendonck in Paris, where he was exposed to the work of Martin Margielaand Jean-Paul Gaultier.


His collections (menswear only) are strongly influenced by youth culture albeit in an indirect way. He often combines strongly cut classic menswear with baggy streetwear-influenced items. Simons’ style has been described as highly influential. He is cited as being one of the most important innovators in contemporary menswear by the international press.[1]

He presents his collections twice a year, usually in Paris, but works and lives in Antwerp,Belgium. In his early years, his runway shows were unconventional: models running down a street or walking in a parking lot, on a bridge, around a photography studio.

His “Raf Simons” and “Raf by Raf Simons” collections are sold at Barneys and Seven inNew York and a variety of locations around the world; stockists are listed on the official website.

Raf Simons also launched a 12-piece collection of polo shirts and knitwear in 2008 as part of a collaboration with Fred Perry.

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