Designer 101

Each month, Motley profiles some of the most prolific designers of our time, and what better way to start but with Mr Simons 

‘One of the most talked-about debuts in fashion history, Simons’ offering mixed his signature minimal, aesthetic with the pretty, femininity of Dior – signifying that the future of this iconic brand lays in very safe hands.’ 

Raf Simons

Age: 44.

Nationality: Belgian.

Fashion Credentials: Jil Sander. Raf Simons, Raf by Raf Simons, Christian Dior.

This Belgian designer is without a doubt the most talked about man in the fashion world this year. With the sudden disgraced departure of Galliano (due to that infamous YouTube video that captured Galliano making anti-Semitic slurs at a Paris cafe) from Christian Dior, the big question was who would be snapped up to take the coveted position as creative director. Without a doubt, this Belgian has proved he is the right man for the job. Watch this space.