Raf Simons On Calvin Klein, His Latest Textiles Collection, And The Difference Between Fashion And Design

by MR Magazine Staff

Today, textile company Kvadrat unveils its latest collection with Raf Simons. This is the first such line Simons has created for the brand since his debut at Calvin Klein, but it is far from the pair’s first collaboration. Simons, whose background is in industrial design, started working with the Danish manufacturer in 2014, after being approached by the company’s CEO, Anders Byriel. Byriel, who has been head of the company for 17 years, has a proven eye for fruitful partnerships. “We got to know Raf when he worked at Jil Sander,” Byriel explained via phone last week. “The exciting thing about connecting was that [Raf] loved our materials, without really knowing who we were. And that was a great starting point.” A great starting point, indeed. Below, Raf Simons speaks with us about this latest line, his recent debut at Calvin Klein, and the differences between fashion and design. Read more at Vogue.