Designer Raf Simons announced on Instagram that he will be ceasing operations of his clothing brand. The spring 2023 collection he presented during Frieze London serves as his last collection. Run independently, the label was owned netirely by Simons.
In the statement, Simons wrote, “The Spring/Summer 2023 collection is the conclusion of an extraordinary 27 year journey and the final season of the Raf Simons fashion brand. I lack the words to share how proud I am of all that we have achieved. I am grateful for the incredible support from my team, from my collaborators, from the press and buyers, from my friends and family, and from our devoted fans and loyal followers.
As of now Simons is still co-creative director of Prada with Miuccia Prada. His resume includes lead design positions at Jil Sander, Dior and Calvin Klein.
Read the full Instagram statement below.