On the eve of his Spring 2019 show marking a return to Paris Raf Simons has released his Fall 2018 Campaign.
Shot by Willy Vanderperre and styled by Olivier Rizzo, the campaign is once again an artisanal representation of one of fashion’s most artistically influenced designers. Dripping with dark and rich hues, the campaign touches on reference points of Dutch Golden Age and the still life paintings of Jan Davidsz de Heem, one of the greatest Baroque painters of still life in Holland in the 1600s.
Simons once again called upon long-time collaborator, Antwerp based florist, Mark Colle to arrange flowers for the shoot. Set similar to the designers fall collection. Simons and Colle had previous collaborated while the designer was at Jil Sander. Later going on to create, along with show producer Alec de Betak, an entire chateau lined with flower covered walls as the set of the designers first showing of couture at Christian Dior. The setting marked the crescendo of the 2014 documentary, Dior and I, capturing Simons first outing for the house.
Here the pairing once again frames the designer as artist and Willy Vanderperre’s sublime lighting lends this to be perhaps one of the strongest men’s campaigns The Impression has seen in years.
Raf Simons Creative Director | Raf Simons
Photography | Willy Vanderperre
Model | Luca Lemaire
Styling | Olivier Rizzo
Hair | Anthony Turner
Floral Arrangements | Mark Colle