After Raf, I consider myself New Order’s second biggest fan. So I’ll be ordering all of the New Order
merch lanterns, tees and jackets from the Raf Simons SS18 collection.
Those aside, I also love the red cocoon coats (inspired by his time at Dior), the wet-look macs and the 4XL size sweaters. The sou’wester bonnets? Not so much, but they all contributed to the styling and the overall mood.
The show was staged in the New York Supermarket on East Broadway, evoking a Blade Runner-esque scene of shiny streets, oppressive humidity and east-meets-west “cultures sliding together”. Punk and youth culture are omnipresent themes for Raf and they came across this season in a overall attitude rather than studs and safety pins…
Two days before the show, Kim Kardashian was spotted in a vintage Raf Simons jacket (from archivist David Casavants) over a vintage Ann Demeulemeester top and, um, neoprene cycling shorts. Sigh, it’s like the 90s never happened…
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
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