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Raf Simons reveals his FW21 campaign shot by Willy Vanderperre
By Finn Blythe | Fashion | 15 September 2021

Raf SimonsFW21 outing was an exercise in all things Raf: from oversize silhouettes to Kraftwerk, razor-sharp tailoring and the Flemish town of Genk, the collection distilled the designer’s essential vision across 54 looks. In among it all were balaclavas (and lots of them), another essential signature of Raf’s which now feature front and centre in his new FW21 campaign, shot by Willy Vanderperre.

Simons has been sending balaclavas down the runway for sometime now (in addition to his bally-based collaboration with Templa) but this new set of images puts them on a pedestal like never before. Styled by Olivier Rizzo and formatted as diptych, the campaign’s imagery frames each monogrammed balaclava as though they were oil-painted portraits of 18th century nobility. Shown opposite are full length black and white portraits of models Craig Shimirimana, Lars Jammaers and Stinne Trappeniers, showcasing the collection’s voluminous silhouettes, quilted fabrics and bunched sleeves.

GALLERYRaf Simons FW21 Campaign

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