Raf Simons Unveils Chinatown in Spring-Summer 2018 Collection
Belgian designer Raf Simons showed Spring-Summer 2018 collection on 11th July in New York. The show reflected a small Chinatown locality in New York City’s Lower East Side district dominated the venue with red and blue neon lights illuminating runway coupled with a rain and smoke machine for added effect.
In the show models were parading down the gritty catwalk while bringing water-resistant gear, complementing rain boots, and a series of glowing umbrellas with handles that look like lightsabers. These elements allows to describe the show as a rainy forecast for spring.
The show consisted of vibrant lanterns made in collaboration with acclaimed graphic designer, Peter Saville. The lanterns were adorned with Saville’s iconic Joy Division and New Order artwork initially produced for Factory Records.
Collectively, oversized outerwear in bright and metallic hues dominated the majority of the collection, while innovative designs such as sideways blazers wrapping around the body and sleeveless coats with elasticized ends also took center stage.