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September 26th     4:29 pm

Raf Simons for Jil Sander Spring 2010 & JW Anderson for Loewe Spring 2015

November 6th     9:53 am


Poison, V22Photography Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin Styling Panos Yiapanis Make-up Peter Philips Hair Jimmy Paul
Black top and skirt by Christian Dior, Skirt (made from vintage Converse) and customised denim leggings stylist’s own. Black army coat and t-shirt vintage, Black pants, red t-shirt and net top by Raf Simons. All other clothings stylist’s and model’s own.
Fashion story featuring one-of-a-kind pieces created by stylist Panos Yiapanis (that’s him hiding behind the long black hair). Couture with a rock-and-roll attitude. Through the lens of Inez and Vinoodh, V and the season started to look very heavy metal.

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

Poison, V22
Photography Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin Styling Panos Yiapanis Make-up Peter Philips Hair Jimmy Paul

Black top and skirt by Christian Dior, Skirt (made from vintage Converse) and customised denim leggings stylist’s own. Black army coat and t-shirt vintage, Black pants, red t-shirt and net top by Raf Simons. All other clothings stylist’s and model’s own.

Fashion story featuring one-of-a-kind pieces created by stylist Panos Yiapanis (that’s him hiding behind the long black hair). Couture with a rock-and-roll attitude. Through the lens of Inez and Vinoodh, V and the season started to look very heavy metal.

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

November 5th     6:22 am


The Perfect CoverPhotography Steven Klein Art direction Victoria Bartlett 
Super hero? Vampire? Valedictorian? Brooding Brontë antagonist? There’s something about a cape that sets the mind wandering off into the moors of possibility, conjuring images of what (or who) might be concealed within all the dense, dark folds. Belgian designer-on-the-verge Raf Simons (the man behind this particular cape is not inclined to reveal his face to us anytime soon. But even if you have no hidden agenda to speak of (beyond that of securing yourself a little stylish shelter from the cold). It certainly doesn’t hurt to give off the impression that you do.

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

The Perfect Cover
Photography Steven Klein Art direction Victoria Bartlett 

Super hero? Vampire? Valedictorian? Brooding Brontë antagonist? There’s something about a cape that sets the mind wandering off into the moors of possibility, conjuring images of what (or who) might be concealed within all the dense, dark folds. Belgian designer-on-the-verge Raf Simons (the man behind this particular cape is not inclined to reveal his face to us anytime soon. But even if you have no hidden agenda to speak of (beyond that of securing yourself a little stylish shelter from the cold). It certainly doesn’t hurt to give off the impression that you do.

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

November 4th     9:43 am


Raf Simons, Crystal SkullPhotography Willy Vanderperre Styling Olivier Rizzo Model Jelle

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

Raf Simons, Crystal Skull
Photography Willy Vanderperre Styling Olivier Rizzo Model Jelle

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

September 5th     11:03 pm


Véronique Branquinho
Photography Raf Coolen Make-up Peter Philips Hair Guido Palau
The strength of her work is that it manages to succeed on both levels: it appears hip enough to appeal to those who want edge and it is exquisite enough in terms of design and textile quality to be a truly indispensable investment. Belgian fashion, according to Branquinho, is serious and introverted, and exudes a quiet intensity (“it’s not a loud fashion—it’s not screaming for attention”). With Raf Simons, Branquinho produced two collections for the Italian leather goods house of Ruffo Research. The woven leather strapless ball gowns in chocolate and black, for Fall–Winter 1999–2000, and the puffy down-filled parkas in white and red leather were acclaimed as the most chic street style ever. But now that the contract with Ruffo Research has ended voluntarily, Véronique is relieved. “I didn’t feel comfortable about it at the end. I’m not very comfortable selling my name,” she says. “I’m a person who wants to be in control of everything,” she adds, without a trace of school girl bashfulness.

Visionaire’s Fashion 2001: Designers of the New Avant-Garde by Stephen Gan

Véronique Branquinho

Photography Raf Coolen Make-up Peter Philips Hair Guido Palau

The strength of her work is that it manages to succeed on both levels: it appears hip enough to appeal to those who want edge and it is exquisite enough in terms of design and textile quality to be a truly indispensable investment. Belgian fashion, according to Branquinho, is serious and introverted, and exudes a quiet intensity (“it’s not a loud fashion—it’s not screaming for attention”). With Raf Simons, Branquinho produced two collections for the Italian leather goods house of Ruffo Research. The woven leather strapless ball gowns in chocolate and black, for Fall–Winter 1999–2000, and the puffy down-filled parkas in white and red leather were acclaimed as the most chic street style ever. But now that the contract with Ruffo Research has ended voluntarily, Véronique is relieved. “I didn’t feel comfortable about it at the end. I’m not very comfortable selling my name,” she says. “I’m a person who wants to be in control of everything,” she adds, without a trace of school girl bashfulness.

Visionaire’s Fashion 2001: Designers of the New Avant-Garde by Stephen Gan

August 23rd     11:01 am

"We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that #selfie may prove to be." – May Sarton  (at The Black Swan)

"We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that #selfie may prove to be." – May Sarton  (at The Black Swan)

March 22nd     9:55 am

Fall-Winter 1998-1999, Raf Simons (Paris, July 1998)photography ronald stoops make-up inge grognard
INGE GROGNARD/RONALD STOOPS, Ludion

Fall-Winter 1998-1999, Raf Simons (Paris, July 1998)
photography ronald stoops make-up inge grognard

INGE GROGNARD/RONALD STOOPS, Ludion

March 22nd     9:49 am

Spring-Summer 1997, Raf Simons (Antwerp, January 1997)photography ronald stoops make-up inge grognard
INGE GROGNARD/RONALD STOOPS, Ludion

Spring-Summer 1997, Raf Simons (Antwerp, January 1997)
photography ronald stoops make-up inge grognard

INGE GROGNARD/RONALD STOOPS, Ludion

March 22nd     9:45 am

Spring-Summer 1997, Raf Simons (Antwerp, January 1997)photography ronald stoops make-up inge grognard
INGE GROGNARD/RONALD STOOPS, Ludion

Spring-Summer 1997, Raf Simons (Antwerp, January 1997)
photography ronald stoops make-up inge grognard

INGE GROGNARD/RONALD STOOPS, Ludion

March 21st     11:12 am

Raf Simons (Antwerp, July 1997)photography ronald stoops make-up inge grognard
INGE GROGNARD/RONALD STOOPS, Ludion

Raf Simons (Antwerp, July 1997)
photography ronald stoops make-up inge grognard

INGE GROGNARD/RONALD STOOPS, Ludion

March 12th     3:50 pm

Dior Pop-up Project at Joyce Hong Kong

Dior Pop-up Project at Joyce Hong Kong

March 12th     2:42 pm


Make-up and Hair: The head group of the models had dyed black hair and pale faces. The faces of the Kraftwerk part were made up in white, with bright red lips. Four spider-men appeared with a spider-web on their faces.

Radioactivity, Fall-Winter 1998-1999, Raf Simons (Paris, July 1998)photography ronald stoops make-up inge grognard
INGE GROGNARD/RONALD STOOPS, Ludion

Make-up and Hair: The head group of the models had dyed black hair and pale faces. The faces of the Kraftwerk part were made up in white, with bright red lips. Four spider-men appeared with a spider-web on their faces.

Radioactivity, Fall-Winter 1998-1999, Raf Simons (Paris, July 1998)
photography ronald stoops make-up inge grognard

INGE GROGNARD/RONALD STOOPS, Ludion

October 2nd     10:44 pm

Showroom, Summer 2013, Raf Simons for Dior

Showroom, Summer 2013, Raf Simons for Dior

July 12th     11:03 am

The Swinton in a Raf Simons’ Jumper.

The Swinton in a Raf Simons’ Jumper.

(via drk-lands)

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