For Fall/Winter 2020, RAF SIMONS introduces a new line of sportswear-influenced and facilitating footwear, RAF SIMONS (RUNNER). Independently designed and manufactured by RAF SIMONS, the initial range for Fall/Winter showcases sevenentirely new styles and iterations in a number of different colorways, a comprehensive offering.
An investigation of form and function and an exploration of shape, the typical silhouettes of sports sneakers are challenged and re-proposed. The titles of the different models offer a window onto the thought processes behind them, an emphasis on optimistic futurism: SOLARIS, ANTEI, CYLON, ORION and 2001.A focus on natural materials -leather and suede -and on molded heel forms mark out the range, alongside technical innovations and strong color that are two of the manifold signatures of RAF SIMONS. This is the initial step of a long-term project, to be expanded and explored in subsequent seasons.