From A$AP Rocky To Adidas: This Week Belonged To Raf Simons

Okay, we know what you’re probably thinking: “What week doesn’t belong to Raf Simons??” And if you are pondering that, you do have a point. The Belgian fashion designer is extremely gifted and has been breathing his light into the fashion industry from his eponymously named menswear label to his former run at Jil Sander and now at the helm of legendary Christian Dior. We just mean that this week in particular, Raf has been on our minds and in our faces for a variety of things and via a variety of outlets from A$AP Rocky to adidas. Let’s take a look!


A$AP Rocky wore Raf Simons hiking boots to perform on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
Photo: Courtesy of @asvpxrocky’s Instagram

Harlem’s finest, A$AP Rocky, dropped his debut album Long.Live.A$AP this Monday and kicked things off with a Tuesday night performance on The Late Show with David Letterman. For the most part, Rocky kept his stage steez pretty minimal: a crisp white button-up, white snapback, and a smark black shorts suit. All the better to let his footwear (this BANANAS pair of Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2008 De Stijl Lego multicolored hiking boots) shine.


Deer Dana’s Raf Simons t-shirt.
Photo: Courtesy of Deer Dana

This might be a little presumptuous, but we probably know the Deer Dana inventory as well or better than our own closets. We have a kind of sixth sense for when new designs are released (or, you know, we just follow them on Twitter), so this Deer Dana Raf Simons tee isn’t necessarily news to us. We were reminded of it, though, because The Cut chose it as their “Best Bet” in honor of menswear Paris Fashion Week. Oh, and now it’s available at Opening Ceremony!


Kanye West attends the Raf Simons FW13 Menswear Paris Fashion Week show.
Photo: Getty Images

You didn’t think Kanye West was going to leave his Paris visit before the city’s menswear fashion week, did you? While Kim made her way to The Late Show with David Letterman back in New York, Yeezy stayed in the City of Lights to soak in the latest in menswear. What was the show Ye chose to start off his fashion front row season? Raf Simons, of course.


The Raf Simons x adidas collaboration sneakers debuted at his FW13 Menswear Paris Fashion Week show.
Photo: Getty Images

On top of having Mr. West sitting catwalk courtside, Raf Simons debuted his adidas sneaker collection with his Fall/Winter 2013 menswear collection. Yes, people. Tailored slacks, color-blocked blazers, tessellation knits, and SNEAKERS. The man just doesn’t quit.

Rest up this weekend, Raf. You deserve it.

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