Can this man do no wrong?
After his well-received, if a little uncommercial, leather-fest collection for Jil Sander, Raf Simons’ latest show for his own label was less dramatic, but no less interesting. There’s an intricacy to Simons’ work that underpins every collection, every detail carefully woven against another. It came to the fore this time with precisely positioned knits over shirts with ties, creating a high-fashion Grange Hill slouchy schoolboy effect that was at once nostalgic and modern. Grey wool shorts with tailoring were present throughout while ombré sweaters, printed shirts and blouson jackets added colour. The trend for teddy bear fur continued with the show’s statement look – brown fur on the front, dyed-in yellow animal print on the back – but, styling aside, the well-made knits and coats should prove popular this autumn.