Raf Simons to Calvin Klein

This morning it was confirmed by industry leader Business of Fashion that Raf Simons is the new Chief Creative Officer of Calvin Klein. The multi-brand conglomerate was excited to finally share the news of Simons joining the Calvin Klein family amid months of industry speculation. Simons' go-to-guy Pieter Mulier has been appointed Creative Director reporting directly to Simons. Simons will be taking full creative control over all company brands including CK Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein. From clothing to fragrance campaign and home decor Simons trademark minimalist design aesthetic is a natural fit for storied New York based Klein. During his tenure as Creative Director at Dior Simons brought a fresh and interesting take on modern couture but never seemed completely at ease. Calvin Klein with its history in starck American sportswear seems like a natural fit for Simons. This means that come fashion week Calvin Klein will be one of the most coveted tickets in town.

Jim Duran.

Photo courtesy of Essential Homme Magazine

Photo courtesy of Essential Homme Magazine