Raf Simons Unveils Robert Mapplethorpe-Inspired Campaign
By Hilton Dresden
Willy Vanderperre for Raf Simons
In Raf Simons' new spring '17 campaign, the designer collaborated with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, featuring photography by Willy Vanderperre and styling by Olivier Rizzo. Prints of Mapplethorpe's iconic work are incorporated into Simons' designs, styled here with leather biker hats and belt chokers—a nod to the late photographer's sexuality. Simons' new campaign comes ahead of his highly-anticipated menswear presentation tomorrow at NYFWM, which is his first at the helm of Calvin Klein.