Raf Simons returns to Paris with a punky, pop art-centric collection

A darkened, decayed garage on a decrepit street in a distant suburb of funky north Paris, and an ideal setting for the latest punk revivalist Raf Simons show.

Raf Simons at Paris Fashion Week Men's SS 2019 fashionpress.it

The collection saw Raf Simons riffing on punk. Super wide coats in shiny satins and saccharine hues came with large globular studs. Skinny silk tops were pleated and draped formally at the neck; silver rings swung gently from tabs applied all over the front of jersey roll necks. The clothes had a pop art decadence. A mashing up of decoration and destruction. Lurex sweaters had rogue neck holes; archival portraits on t-shirts were studded with diamanté earrings.

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