Raf Simons breaks up with Dior
After a three-and-a-half year working relationship, Raf Simons decided to part his way from Christian Dior. Simons designed the women's line for the label. Does this decision make more room for his own label? A statement of Simons saying:
“It is a decision based entirely and equally on my desire to focus on other interests in my life, including my own brand, and the passions that drive me outside my work. Christian Dior is an extraordinary company, and it has been an immense privilege to write a few pages of this magnificent book. I want to thank Mr. Bernard Arnault for the trust he has put in me, giving me the incredible opportunity to work at this beautiful house surrounded by the most amazing team one could ever dream of. I have also had the chance over the last few years to benefit from the leadership of Sidney Toledano. His thoughtful, heartfelt and inspired management will also remain as one of the most important experiences of my professional career.”
There where John Galliano and Bill Gaytten kept the classic style, Raf Simons took the French luxury label to a new modern level of fashion.
The Spring/Summer 2016 collection will be the last of this association. Simons' successor as creative director is yet to be found.