Fashion was missing Raf Simons’ spellbinding work, but our prayers have been answered and the gaping hole has been filled with his appointment as Calvin Klein’s new Chief Creative Officer. After leaving Dior last October, we’ve all been wondering what his next move was, and this position is the one of the most prestigious positions in fashion. As the CCO, Simons will be in charge of all the company’s brands, including ck Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein, as well as all the ready-to-wear collection. He’s got complete creative control over everything, from underwear to fragrances, and with the help of his new Creative Director, Pieter Mulier (who will report directly to him), Simons’ work at Calvin Klein will create the ultimate brand of dreams.
“The arrival of Raf Simons as chief creative officer signifies a momentous new chapter for Calvin Klein,” says Steve Shiffman, CEO of Calvin Klein, Inc. “Not since Mr. Klein himself was at the company has it been led by one creative visionary, and I am confident that this decision will drive the Calvin Klein brand and have a significant impact on its future. Raf’s exceptional contributions have shaped and modernised fashion as we see it today, and, under his direction, Calvin Klein will further solidify its position as a leading global lifestyle brand.” We can’t wait to see what he’s got in store for Calvin Klein.