Dior's Raf Simons shares personal photo album
Providing photographic evidence that his parents were just as cool as he is
Raf Simons has confessed that the Spring/Summer 2015 collection for his eponymous line was his most personal yet. The Belgian designer, who also serves as creative director for Dior, told Another Man that he took inspiration from his personal photo albums for the 44-piece menswear collection, and shared them with the magazine.
The photos include snaps of his parents and his friends. One shows Raf's father firing a gun and his mother looking cool in a chic leather coat, while another shows Raf walking out of the shot. "When you start a brand you automatically become very exposed – and I was always trying to get out of photographs," he said. "That’s why I am walking out of the picture frame – I am literally walking away."
These days, however, the 47-year-old designer seems more comfortable with the spotlight, having agreed to be the subject of Dior and I, a documentary by Fédéric Tcheng (unfortunately, the film will not be released in Malaysia). Fédéric, who also co-directed the fashion documentary Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel, takes us on a behind-the-scenes of the creation of Raf Simons' debut collection and show for Dior in 2012. It sounds amazing, so we hope we get to see it somehow.
Raf Simons' parents (Photo: Raf Simons/Another Man)
The designer trying to get away from the camera (Photo: Raf Simons/Another Man)
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