I didn’t see the Raf Simons SS20 show irl, but I watched it on Instagram Live – is that not the same but almost better? Except instead of chatting to your seatmate after the show, you read the reactions of other Raf-heads (and then check Tim Blanks’s review to fill the missing knowledge gaps).
So accordingly, the Raf Simons SS20 show was a resetting, or returning back to basics of sorts. A reinforcement of beliefs by wearing your passions on your proverbial sleeve. In real terms, that added up to a – post Calvin Klein – downer on corporate America and rediscovered love for indie Antwerp. Think layered, patched tunics, paint-daubed tees and undersized or supersized distressed knits worn over
skorts shorts, shorts and more shorts. I thought it looked fab!
The thing with Raf is you get used to seeing beyond the styling and mentally breaking the collections down. So this time next year, we will see shop floors (OK, ecommerce pages) awash with sleeveless suit jackets, patchwork motifs, punk-neon graphics on XXL tees and baggy shorts merchandised with big boots. The bags will fly of course…
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Vogue Runway; Christina Fragkou/Dazed
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