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Raf Simons, Belgian Designer ( January 12, 1968 - )

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I'm a designer, and for me, things are always evolving, and such evolution is necessary.~Raf Simons

Me Evolution Always

My dad only ever talked about two things: bicycles and Mercedes.~Raf Simons

Dad Two Mercedes

You cannot have adoration without being criticized.~Raf Simons

You Without Cannot

Fashion is such an octopus. You're connected to so many people: suppliers, pattern makers, production teams, marketing teams, vendors.~Raf Simons

People Marketing Fashion

In the nineties, it was common to see people who expressed themselves through one designer - the Jil Sander woman, the Martin Margiela woman. You saw her on the street, and you knew who she was.~Raf Simons

Woman People You

I'd like to see fashion slow down a bit. What freaks me out about fashion today is the speed - the speed of consuming, the speed of ideas. When fashion moves so fast, it takes away something I always loved, which is the idea that fashion should be slightly elusive. Hard to grasp, hard to find.~Raf Simons

Today Loved Me

My point of view is that if I love a certain kind of beauty, I want more of that beauty. I don't need 200 different beauties.~Raf Simons

Love Beauty View

For me, Warhol made so much sense.~Raf Simons

Me Sense Made

You can instantly spot a Chanel woman, so I want to develop the Dior woman.~Raf Simons

Woman Want You

If I see a fashion show with literal influences, it doesn't make me think any more. It doesn't make me dream.~Raf Simons

Me Dream Fashion

I fantasise about what the future could be in terms of aesthetic and psychology. It's the most difficult thing to do because you have to start from the past - your favourite architect, your favourite song - you take it all with you.~Raf Simons

Future Past Start

The Chanel woman? I don't even need to see; I smell her from round the corner.~Raf Simons

Woman Smell Her

My challenge is to find a beautiful balance: to make women beautiful, to make a woman dream to wear a beautiful outfit.~Raf Simons

Women Beautiful Woman

Dress codes and gestures and attitudes have always inspired me, as has youth culture in general, although now I question it more. If you analyze youth cultures over history, there has always been something strict about them - you have to be like this or like that.~Raf Simons

History Culture Youth

Our society wants things to grow, and our society wants things to become bigger and bigger. Everything has to be put under the spotlight.~Raf Simons

Society Grow Everything

As an industrial designer, you design the thing by yourself, and then it goes away from you, whereas fashion is in constant relation to the body and to psychology. It makes it more complicated, and it makes it more challenging.~Raf Simons

Design Yourself Fashion

I'm not so rock and roll. I'm more techno.~Raf Simons

Rock And Roll Rock More

Berlin is in a state of transition. There are lots of people who don't stay here. They pass through. They might not 'clean up,' but they mature. It is a city where people spend a significant time in their lives, and then they move on.~Raf Simons

Time People Transition

Somewhere, in some city in America, someone is wearing my clothes, and I'm happy with that.~Raf Simons

Happy America City

I like very much to put on fashion shows.~Raf Simons

Fashion Like Very

Fashion has a long interest in collaborative situations.~Raf Simons

Long Fashion Interest

One of the first things I picked up when I was very, very young out of a record store was work from Peter Saville - the early things he used to do for Factory Records.~Raf Simons

Work Young Early

I am somebody who focuses on a dialogue between generations - that's the drive of my work. I believe the young generation take the power; they'll take over at one point, but the older generation, they'll push it away only because of the fear. I'm the opposite; I'm curious.~Raf Simons

Work Fear Power

I'm very scared sometimes that fashion might attack its own magic by the amount of exposure.~Raf Simons

Magic Fashion Sometimes

I'm shy, but not on a one-to-one basis. Over the years, I have become acclimatised to a bit of publicity.~Raf Simons

Shy Over Become

My mother was a cleaning lady all her life.~Raf Simons

Mother Life Cleaning