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Raf Simons

Raf Simons is a master of design, innovative and interesting with flawless execution.  He is at ease in youth culture yet has immaculate designs in tailored suiting.

He is modern at his very core and that is a wonderful and oft too rare quality in a designer.  Fashion as we all know is a repeat and a ‘nod’ to this era or that.  Raf takes things that are common and reawakens in them wonder and enchantment.

Raf Simons is also very interesting to me because of his connection to one of my all time favorite menswear inspired designers, Jil Sander.  I remember when I was a younger Dandi loving everything that she designed.  She was one of the only women’s wear designers whose clothes I wanted to buy.

And though her menswear kept me quite happy (one of my favorite pair of pants was a rose corduroy number by her) she taught me that I didn’t always have to shop in the Dandi department to feel like one.  And though she is no longer at the helm, Raf Simons continues to give the brand life and immaculate surprises.

I love the purple outerwear btw!

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My goodness, isn’t this sweater absolutely flawless?!?  It is impeccable.  I mean really, this is an amazing piece of craftsmanship and that is what Lanvin is known for; elegant fabric’s, amazing cuts, and the finest of tailoring.

This season is a little less out of this world and more of the earth.  There is a noticeable military theme but does not fail to please with soft luxurious looks as well.





I love the whimsy in this look. The jacket certainly mimics military lines and then Alber  Elbaz gives long lines to a fun tee look that fades loudly into men’s leggings. And don’t forget the m’urse (man-purse)  for the season.  If it is time for an upgrade there are some really great designs for the new year.

There are more colors in this collection than in your crayon box.  You can take this idea into your Spring wardrobe with other buys as well.  The suits here are made of silk which is great for Spring and Summer and can be worn monochromatic as shown or with a contrasting shirt and tie as you can see further back in the picture.


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