Raf Simons is Re-Issuing 100 Items from His Archive

Photograph courtesy of Raf Simons

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the designer’s eponymous brand.

2020 marks 25 years since Raf Simons launched his eponymous label – and to celebrate, the esteemed designer is re-issuing 100 pieces from his extensive archive. Called the ‘Raf Simons Archive Redux’, the collection features pieces from as far back as 1998.

Simons has been teasing the event on his Instagram over the past week by sharing various archival images of his past shows. According to Highsnobiety, all pieces that will be available to buy as part of the collection will be revealed later this month with everything available to purchase in December.

So far, confirmed pieces include the Kraftwerk-inspired shirts and skinny ties from his F/W98 Radioactivity show, and the KOLLAPS hoodie from his S/S02 collection. In a release, the brand described the menswear collection as “both a creative and commercial gesture, [it] offers the new generation of Raf Simons followers a chance to experience these garments for the first time. A nostalgia for the unknown.”

It’s shaping up to be a rather large year for Simons. In addition to his anniversary, he was also named as the new co-creative director of Prada alongside Miuccia Prada back in February. The designer was scheduled to present his first co-designed collection in September at Milan Fashion Week, though it remains to be seen if the show will still go ahead, whether physical or virtual. Watch this space.

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