"There is good reason Simons has been praised as nothing less than 'the most important men’s wear designer in the world'. He revolutionized a field of fashion often a bit under the radar – and did so more by coincidence than calculation. Solely focusing on menswear for the first ten years of his career, the designer used his own body to fit all his clothes and simply designed what he and his friends wanted to wear. The outcome were slim suits, reminiscent of Helmut Lang’s designs a few years back, yet infused with an unmistakable sense of youth and authenticity brought by Simons and shown on street-cast Belgian boys instead of models." - Indie-Mag
Raf Simons Redux Sleeveless Kollaps Hoodie
Raf Simons’ Spring/Summer 2002 collection, “Woe Onto Those Who Spit on the Fear Generation.. The Wind Will Blow It Back,” reflected a harrowing litmus test of the state of uncertainty and anxiety in the world at the time. Featuring screen printed graphics, visual poetry, and typography, along with models wrapped in head scarfs and holding flares, this runway presentation postdates the September 11 attacks. Channeling the feelings of uncertainty and restlessness in an age of fear-mongering, this collection was testament to Simons’ ability to evoke the emotions of the current time through his clothing.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the brand, Raf Simons reproduced 100 iconic pieces from his collections through the years called “Archive Redux.” These pieces were subsequently released for the Spring/Summer 2021 season. Among those pieces was this oversized, sleeveless hoodie with typography “FOREVER FOR NOW KOLLAPS,” from Simons’ SS2002 collection.
Condition: Pre-owned with slight dirtiness from storage
Shoulder: 25 inches
Length: 32 inches