Raf Simons Biography


Raf Simons

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Birth Name: Raf Simons
Date of birth:
Birth Country: Belgium
Birth Sign: capricorn
Age:   49 Years
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Fashion designer, Raf Simons was born on January 12, 1968 in Neerpelt, Belgium. He began his career in furniture design. He launched his own menswear label in 1995. He was a creative director at Christian Dior. His father Jacques Simons was an army night watchman and her mother Alda Beckers was a house cleaner at the time of his birth. He was the only child of his parents. He is Belgian and is of white ethnicity.

He is not married yet but once, he had love affair with Veronique Branquinho. They both used to live together. She is also one of the talented designers. But unfortunately they called off their relationship in 2000. Besides this there is no any information about his love affairs and girlfriends.

In 1991, he graduated from college in Genk in Industrial Design and Furniture Design. He went to work as a furniture designer for various galleries from 1991 to 1993. Previously, he interned at the design studio of Walter Van Beirendonck. Once, Van Beirendonck invited him to attend Paris Fashion Week, which inspired him to change his career path. He began his career in fashion design professionally after that. His net worth is not revealed yet.

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Born in Neerpelt, Belgium

1968 12th of January

Raf Simons was born on January 12, 1968 in Neerpelt, Belgium. His father Jacques Simons was an army night watchman and her mother Alda Beckers was a house cleaner at the time of his birth. He was the only child of his parents.

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Graduated in Industrial Design and Furniture Design

1991

He earned graduation degree from college in Genk and that was in year 1991. He did graduation in Industrial Design and Furniture Design. While he was doing his graduation he interned at the design studio of Walter Van Beirendonck. 

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Launched his Raf Simons Label

1995

He launched his Raf Simons Label in 1995. To do so he was encouraged by Linda Loppa who was head of the fashion department at the Antwerp Royal Academy at that time. After that he became self-trained menswear designer.

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Broke up with Veronique Branquinho

2000

He is not married yet. Once, he had love affair with Veronique Branquinho. They both used to live together. She is also one of the talented designers. But unfortunately, the couple called off their relationship in 2000. 

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Appointed in University of Applied Arts Vienna

2000 of October

He was appointed as a professor of the fashion department at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria in October 2000. He taught fashion at the University. He held in that position for five years. He left University in June 2005.

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Won Swiss Textiles Award

2003 of November

He won Swiss Textiles Award and that was the year in 2003. In that award, he received material benefits at the value of €100,000. He was the deserving candidate for that award. It was such a proud moment for him.

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Creative director at Christian Dior

2012 of April

In April 2012, he was announced as the new creative director at Christian Dior. He replaced John Galliano in Christian Dior who had been fired the previous year. He continued his menswear line same as before after joining Dior. 

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Resigned from Christian Dior

2015 22nd of October

After working more than three years in Christian Dior, he resigned from his post as the Creative Director of Women swears for Christian Dior. He wanted to focus on other interest of his life included his brand. 

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