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Fashion designer Raf Simons designs for Kvadrat

23 oktober 2016

Fashion designer Raf Simons

designs for Kvadrat

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Raf Simons | Kvadrat

Raf Simons | Kvadrat

 

 

My heart alway skips a beat when my eye catches a beautiful of interesting fabric. Same with colors. It makes me happy. That’s exactly what happened when I was invited by Kvadrat Amsterdam to join the launch of the new Kvadrat | Raf Simons collection. I was honored to be part of it.

Kvadrat designs and makes the most beautiful textiles for interior, furniture and accessories and is my favorite company to work with. The Danish roots are founded in 1968. Since then Kvadrat worked with several architects and designers like Tord Boontje, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Patricia Urquiola and many more. And now, since 2014, also with fashion designer Raf Simons. You can’t make me more happy, with these kind of collaborations.

Raf Simons, born in Belgium, studied industrial design in Genk. He moved to Antwerp, inspired by the work of conceptual fashion designer Martin Margiela, to study Fashion at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, but was encouraged to start his own label right way in 1995. Luckily he did: Raf Simons menswear had huge impact on the style of the decade.

After being the artistic director of the Jil Sander label since 2005, Raf became the creative director for Dior Women. He is now concentrating on his own label and, since this Augustus, joined Calvin Klein as creative director. Raf Simons is a passionate collector of contemporary art and modern design and is known for his vital, sophisticated modernism.

Raf Simons has applied his Kvadrat upholstery designs for the first time in 2014 for his own menswear collection which he designed in collaboration with artist Sterling Ruby. After  that time, he designed several fabrics for Kvadrat and showed it in a few fashion collections he did for Dior. If you like to see more of how he works and learn about his vision and concept, I highly recommend the film | documentary ” Dior and I “

So, that’s enough information for now I think! Just go wander around in the pictures below, where you will find the newest Raf Simons | Kvadrat collection, inspired by the modern nautical upholstery of Franco Albini’s suspended Poltrona Seggiovia (Chairlift Chair) of 1940, which resulted in 3 textile collections: Reflex, Pulsar and Fuse. I find the collection very refreshing, with a hint of the history of the early modernists in it. Very graphic and with beautiful colors. The collection is distributed by selected dealers. Suitable for furniture upholstery, contemporary fashion designs and also available as a beautiful pillow collection.

More info: Raf Simons fashion designs | Raf Simons for Kvadrat  | Kvadrat

All pictures by Kvadrat | Raf Simons

Enjoy!

 

Raf Simons | Kvadrat

Raf Simons | Kvadrat

 

Raf Simons | Kvadrat

Raf Simons | Kvadrat

Raf Simons | Kvadrat

Raf Simons | Kvadrat

Raf Simons | Kvadrat | Reflex Pulsar Fuse textile collection

Raf Simons | Kvadrat | Reflex Pulsar Fuse textile collection

Raf Simons | Kvadrat | Reflex Pulsar Fuse textile collection

Raf Simons | Kvadrat | Reflex Pulsar Fuse textile collection

Raf Simons | Kvadrat | Reflex Pulsar Fuse textile collection

Raf Simons | Kvadrat | Reflex Pulsar Fuse textile collection

 

Raf Simons | Kvadrat | Reflex Pulsar Fuse textile collection

Raf Simons | Kvadrat | Reflex Pulsar Fuse textile collection

Raf Simons | Kvadrat | Reflex Pulsar Fuse textile collection

Raf Simons | Kvadrat | Reflex Pulsar Fuse textile collection§

Raf Simons | Kvadrat | Reflex Pulsar Fuse textile collection

Raf Simons | Kvadrat | Reflex Pulsar Fuse textile collection

 

Raf Simons | Kvadrat | Reflex Pulsar Fuse | Cushion + Textile collection

Raf Simons | Kvadrat | Reflex Pulsar Fuse | Cushion + Textile collection

Raf Simons | Kvadrat | Reflex Pulsar Fuse | Cushion + Textile collection

Raf Simons | Kvadrat | Reflex Pulsar Fuse | Cushion + Textile collection

Raf Simons | Kvadrat | Reflex Pulsar Fuse | Cushion + Textile collection

Raf Simons | Kvadrat | Reflex Pulsar Fuse | Cushion + Textile collection

Raf Simons | Kvadrat | Reflex Pulsar Fuse | Cushion + Textile collection

Raf Simons | Kvadrat | Reflex Pulsar Fuse | Cushion + Textile collection

 

MODE-ONTWERPER RAF SIMONS

ONTWERPT interieur stoffen

VOOR KVADRAT

Mijn hart gaat altijd sneller kloppen als ik mooie of interessante stoffen zie. Het zelfde heb ik met kleuren cobinaties. Het maakt me blij. Dat is precies wat er gebeurde toen ik door Kvadrat Amsterdam werd uitgenodigd om de lancering van de nieuwe Kvadrat | Raf Simons collectie mocht bijwonen. Ik was zeer vereerd om er bij te zijn.

Kvadrat ontwerpt en maakt de mooiste stoffen voor interieur, meubels en accessoires en is mijn favoriete bedrijf om mee te werken. De Deense “roots”  stammen al uit  1968. Sindsdien heeft Kvadrat samen gewerkt en collecties ontwikkeld met vele architecten en ontwerpers als Tord Boontje, Ronan en Erwan Bouroullec, Patricia Urquiola en nog velen meer. En nu, sinds 2014, ook met modeontwerper Raf Simons. Je kunt mij niet meer gelukkig maken, dan met dit soort samenwerkingen.

Raf Simons, geboren in België, studeerde industriële vormgeving in Genk. Hij verhuisde in 1995 naar Antwerpen, geïnspireerd door het werk van de conceptuele mode-ontwerper Martin Margiela, om Fashion te gaan studeren aan de Koninklijke Academie van Antwerpen, maar werd aangemoedigd om direct zijn eigen label te gaan beginnen. Gelukkig deed hij dat: Raf Simons menswear had grote invloed op de fashion stijl van afgelopen decennium.

In 2005 starte Raf Simons als artistiek directeur van het Jil Sander label en werd later creatief directeur van Dior Women.  Momenteel is Raf zich aan het focussen op zijn eigen label en sinds afgelopen augustus tevens bij Calvin Klein als creatief directeur. Hij is een gepassioneerd verzamelaar van hedendaagse kunst en modern design en staat bekend om zijn vitale, verfijnde modernistische stijl.

Raf Simons heeft zijn Kvadrat stofontwerpen voor het eerst in 2014 toegepast in fashion, voor zijn eigen mannencollectie, die hij in samenwerking met kunstenaar Sterling Ruby ontwlierp. Na die tijd, heeft hij verschillende stoffen voor Kvadrat ontwikkeld en in verschillende mode collecties van Dior toegepast. Als je daar meer wilt weten en over hoe hij te werk gaat, zijn visie en concept wilt leren kennen kan ik je van harte de film |  documentaire “Dior en ik” aanbevelen.

Zo, dat is genoeg informatie voor nu denk ik! Ga gewoon lekker rondneuzen in onderstaande foto’s, waar je de nieuwste Raf Simons | Kvadrat collectie kunt vinden.  Geïnspireerd op de moderne nautische bekleding van de beroemde Franco Albini hangstoel Poltrona Seggiovia (Chairlift Chair) uit 1940, wat resulteerde in 3 textielcollecties: Reflex, Pulsar en Fuse. Ik vind de collectie zeer verfrissend, met een vleugje van de geschiedenis van de vroege modernisten. Zeer grafisch en in prachtige kleuren. De collectie is uitsluitend verkrijgbaar via geselecteerde dealers. Geschikt voor meubelstoffering, conceptuele mode en ook nog eens beschikbaar als een mooie kussen collectie.

Meer info: Raf Simons fashion | Raf Simons voor Kvadrat  | Kvadrat

All pictures by Kvadrat | Raf Simons

Geniet!

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IIttala X Issey Miyake collection | picture by C-More

IIttala X Issey Miyake collection | picture by C-More

Iittala X Issey Miyake home collection

 

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 minimal design | fashion 

Dutch Design in NYC

Summer must have

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KikaNY12 hour bag + toe loop with ankle strap sandal

 
 

 

 

When I saw KikaNY Leather Goods on Dutch tv, I immediately looked up their website and designs. The leather bags and shoes designs by KikaNL are completely my style: Authentic, handmade, minimal, and of high quality.

 

KikaNY leather goods is founded in 2009 by Kika Vliegenthart and Sabine Spanjer. Kika and Sabine are both Dutch artists, living in NYC. Kika has traveled the world, works in the film industry and learned her skills at the workshop of the famous Barbara Shaum. Sabine fell in love with the art of leather crafting and joined Kika. A few years later Stefany Peña joined the studio in Brooklyn NY.


KikaNY:

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the FUTURE

of

FASHION

is

NOW
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the FUTURE of FASHION is NOW | Expo Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam
Do we really need or want a new trendy wardrobe every six months or even more often?
That and more questions are fundamental for the new generations of fashion designers
New technology, innovative solutions, the fine line or overlap between art and fashion:
The expo the FUTURE of FASHION is NOW shows the vision of more than 50 fashion Designers like Viktor & Rolf, Christophe Coppens (België), Hussein Chalayan (Cyprus) en Rejina Pyo (Korea).
A must see for fashion lovers!

 

Enjoy!
the FUTURE of FASHION is NOW | Expo Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam
the FUTURE of FASHION is NOW | Expo Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam

the FUTURE of FASHION is NOW 

 
 
Hebben we echt iedere 6 maanden of zelfs vaker een nieuwe trendy garderobe nodig?
Dat en nog veel meer vragen zijn fundamenteel voor de nieuwe generaties modeontwerpers.
Nieuwe technologie, innovatieve oplossingen, de fijne lijn of overlap tussen kunst en mode:
De expo the FUTURE of FASHION is NOW |  de TOEKOMST van MODE is NU 
toont de visie van meer dan 50 mode-ontwerpers als Viktor & Rolf, Christophe Coppens (België), Hussein Chalayan (Cyprus) en Rejina Pyo (Korea).
 
Een must voor modeliefhebbers!
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