MoMu recently acquired a selection of the striking S/S2014 Raf Simons collection.
Simons’ collection was inspired by Pop Art and explored the ideas concerning branding and consumption with slogans like “Artificially flavored” and “This is the new shape”.
“Nature versus artifice: that might have been that might have been the core of it all. A lot of the fabrics were purely synthetic, but the sentiment behind them was as real and as ardent as the one that drove Simons nearly 20 years ago when he made clothes inspired by the songs of angry young men. But something had to change. Less anger, more light. A sense of fun. The key word for Simons was “freedom.” He is known for his tailoring, but there was precious little of that here, because suits are ultimately just another restrictive uniform. A Simons show is always a proposal. Ideas need to be digested, recast in their essence. That will happen here, too. You’ll see these things filter into the world in one free form or another.” quote from Tim Blanks review on Style.com