Raf Simons is a busy man this fashion month. In control of Calvin Klein and his eponymous brand — the Belgian designer has just unveiled the campaign images for his Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Shot by Willy Vanderperre, one of Simons’ favourite photographers; they have worked together on previous projects such as Dior (when Simons was creative director).
Vanderperre captures the the tender grit of Raf Simons, the brand and also the essence of Robert Mapplethorpe — which the collection was both a collaboration (with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation) and homage to. Styled by contemporary minimalist Olivier Rizzo.