The designer shared his thoughts on the current trend in the industry: “Will all this still be relevant in 30 years? I don't think so."
Today, the fashion industry is at a critical juncture in its transition to a new concept of show scheduling. Over the past year, all the leading designers who left famous houses one after another spoke about the insane rhythm of fashion. In a recent interview with The Telegraph, one of the industry's main outsiders spoke about what he himself thinks about what is happening.
“It seems to me that everyone has paid attention to these things,” says Raf Simons. - It caused a lot of discussion. Should we sell clothes the day after the show or three days after it? Do we need to constantly tweet and post pictures on Instagram? You know, this is all such nonsense. Will all of this still be relevant in 30 years? I don't think so. " In addition, the Belgian designer adds: “We have to ask ourselves if we will have enough creative people who have enough power and the willingness to do what it takes right now to follow this madhouse. Many people question this. This is especially noticeable in the representatives of my generation. Phoebe Philo, Nicolas Ghesquière and Marc Jacobs … We've been close for 20 years or more and know where fashion is headed.Today it is only a question of what we are ready to do and how we will do it."
Simons also reiterated his reasons for leaving Christian Dior. “It was a fantastic experience and a fantastic time. I didn't plan to go there in such a short period, but I was also not ready to sign a contract for a long period. When things got more complicated, I decided to quit. This is partly due to the system that the mod has adopted. This is a constant acceleration. Every season I see so many things evolving at a breakneck pace, and I think some creative people, myself included, are just not ready to do more. I do not want. If you work at this level, you miss a lot,”Raf shared.