Raf Simons delegates through the medium of nostalgia, taking on general inspirations of youth culture and subculture rebellion. This essence of youth has been an ever-present fixture and correspondingly appears in the Belgian designer’s new Autumn/Winter 20 collection.
Entitled ‘Solar Youth’, Raf Simons turns his hand to elegant and vaguely sci-fi proposals with an obvious foray into youthful interpretations. The collection fuses long coats and oversized knits with a collection of intricate accessories projecting patchwork messaging of ‘We Are The Future’, ‘They Can’t Stop All Of Us’ and ‘SOLAR YOUTH’, emblazing his ever-growing nostalgic trajectory.
Familiar silhouettes feed to the usual Raf Simons vision, depicting a sense away from the normal world and into another. T-shirts adorn ‘Life On Mars’ references and speak volumes in showcasing that post-apocalyptic feeling. As well as the extra-terrestrial signifiers within the clothing, Raf Simons added to that extra sense of space by including David Bowie instrumentals to his runway show back in early 2020.  
The new Raf Simons collection is available in-store and online now.