Raf Simons Biography
(Belgian Fashion Designer)
Birthday: January 12, 1968 (Capricorn)
Born In: Neerpelt, Belgium
Raf Simons is a well-known Belgian fashion designer and the former chief creative officer of the popular brand Calvin Klein. Simons was born in Neerpelt, Belgium. He studied at LUCA School of Arts, from where he graduated in industrial design and furniture design. He initially worked as a furniture designer for various galleries such as the one owned by Walter Van Beirendonck. His work took him to a Paris Fashion Week, where he got the inspiration to become a fashion designer. He launched his self-titled label in 1995. Since 2008, he has created numerous collections in collaboration with Fred Perry, a British brand. He has also collaborated with Linda Farrow for a sunglass collection. In 2016, he was announced the chief creative officer of the popular brand Calvin Klein.