Raf Simons is easily one of my favorite designers, his choices of fabric usage and color block always seem to stand out from the rest. After taking over women’s haute couture ready-to-wear collection at Dior in 2012 he’s been setting trends and giving fashion lovers something to talk about.
“It is after careful and long consideration that I have decided to leave my position as creative director of Christian Dior,” Simons said. “It is a decision based entirely and equally on my desire to focus on other interests in my life, including my own brand, and the passions that drive me outside of my work. Christian Dior is an extraordinary company, and it has been an immense privilege to be allowed to write a few pages of this magnificent book. I want to thank Bernard Arnault for the trust he has put in me, giving me the incredible opportunity to work at this beautiful house surrounded by the most amazing team one could ever dream of. I have also had the chance over the last few years to benefit from the leadership of Sidney Toledano. His thoughtful, heartfelt and inspired management will also remain as one of the most important experiences of my professional career.”
The separation announcement, issued after the close of trading on the Paris Bourse, had everyone in shock! I literally cried REAL tears.
So what’s Raf up to now? No one really knows.
It’s been stated that he might just focus on his menswear line and carry on from there. We all know that any decision Raf makes and whichever route he decides to follow it will always be GREAT!
Thank You Raf for creating a new pioneer with Dior and showing people that out of the box ideas can really take you far.