Go RAF Go! - Raf Simons (Runner)
Raf Simons is back on track, let our feet rejoice. After a couple of great seasons with Adidas, Raf has independently designed and manufactured the RAF SIMONS (RUNNER). Presented as a new line of sportswear-influenced and facilitating footwear, the collection showcases what could be described as intergalactic Chelsea Boots and futuristic sneakers. Simultaneously both loud and subdued looking.
The initial range for Fall/Winter showcases seven entirely 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.
Raf Simons (Runner)