Autumn/Winter 2016 Raf Simons

The Autumn/Winter 2016 collection from Raf Simons marks the 20th anniversary of his eponymous label. The collection, which he called “Nightmares and dreams”, is dedicated to David Lynch. In many of his collections he tends to absorb himself in his own world, focusing on dark nightmares and beautiful dreams. Simon’s shows are not only about showing the newest pieces, it is also about creating a debate and evoking an emotional response.

This collection offers a selection of chunky oversized knits, black coats and classic button up shirts influenced by minimalism with collaged photo prints and a futuristic outlook. The knits in particular are XXL with a unfinished and ‘destroyed’ finished with randomly patched letters. Overall, the collection celebrates imperfection and youth culture, inspired by high school uniforms.