Raf Simons to Present Spring 2017 Collection at Pitti Uomo

Raf Simons to Present Spring 2017 Collection at Pitti Uomo

Raf Simons will take over Florence once again, this summer at Pitti Uomo

Raf Simons will take over Florence once again, this summer at Pitti Uomo

Text: Adair Smith

Raf Simons will be unveiling his Spring 2017 collection, and is said to be presenting a special project, at Pitti Uomo this summer. The former Dior creative director has taken part in the show in the past; he presented the Spring 2011 collection during his tenure at Jil Sander, presented a video installation, and released a book for the 10th anniversary his own brand. "Florence has a special place in my heart," Simons tells WWD, adding, "Over the years, I continued returning [to Pitti] to present my work or to collaborate on projects reflecting my personal vision."

Simons presenting a menswear show is par for the course; he has been doing so, for some time, under his eponymous line, but the real surprise is the included announcement of a "special project." What has the designer got up his sleeve? Perhaps an installation with Kvadrat, a textile brand he's been collaborating with? Time till well. Pitti Uomo kicks of June 14th in Florence.

RAF SIMONS S/S 16‚Photographed by Schohaja.

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