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Calvin Klein, Raf Simons part ways

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Dec '18
Courtesy: PVH
Courtesy: PVH
Fashion designer Raf Simons is leaving his position as chief creative officer at Calvin Klein, Inc. Simons has been leading the creative strategy of the Calvin Klein brand globally across the designer, contemporary, bridge, jeans, underwear and home categories. He was also overseeing marketing and communications, visual creative services and store design.

“Both parties have amicably decided to part ways after Calvin Klein, Inc decided on a new brand direction which differs from Simons’s creative vision,” Calvin Klein and Raf Simons said in a press release.

Calvin Klein will not show during New York Fashion Week in February 2019, PVH, the owner of Calvin Klein brand, said in a statement.

Born and raised in Belgium, Simons has a degree in industrial and furniture design. In 1995, he launched his eponymous line, Raf Simons. In 2005, he was appointed creative director of Jil Sander, where he served at the helm for seven years. He assumed the position of creative director at Dior in 2012, a position he held until 2015. (RKS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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