It’s official. Raf Simons has been named the new chief creative officer of Calvin Klein. The news follows the appointment of Maria Grazia Chiuri as the new creative director at Dior, where Simons held the role since 2012 until his unexpected departure from the storied Parisian brand in October 2015.
As part of the new global business strategy at the PVH Corp.-owned American brand, Simons will oversee the creative vision across women’s and men’s ready-to-wear collections, accessories, and diffusion lines, which includes ck Calvin Klein and Calvin Klein Jeans, as well as lifestyle, beauty, and underwear lines that fall under the Calvin Klein umbrella. In addition to his new title, the Belgian designer will continue to design for the eponymous menswear label he launched in 1995.
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