(By Al Mulhall/Dazed) How Raf Simons, Rick Owens and Craig Green disrupted the fashion system – bow down to the holy trinity
It’s quite fitting, really, that Raf Simons and his show producer Thierry Dreyfus chose the eerie, almost deafening soundtrack to Jonathan Glazer’s Under The Skin as the musical backdrop to the designer’s SS15 collection earlier this week in Paris.
The film in itself marked a proper return to arthouse, and saw director Glazer catapulting a Hollywood A-lister (Dazed cover star Scarlett Johansson) into a mindfuck of a cinematic world that, unless you’d read the book the film was based on, you would struggle to put meaning to. And Glazer made no excuses for that.
The same could be said of the moment Simons created with his collection. When it came to the clothes, it all made sense. The backs of coats were emblazoned with Tumblr-style collages of personal pictures. Sharks, Katsushika Hokusai inspired prints and astronauts all made their way into the pieces. It was a trip down career memory lane for Simons and, as with all of his collections (yes, I’m die-hard), every piece spoke volumes.
Photography: Lea Colombo and Philip Trengove Illustration: Liana Sophia Ever