Raf Simons Leaves Dior

by - Friday, October 23, 2015

" His work and creative vision is breathtaking" 

The news broke late into yesterday evening in regarding too Raf Simon’s depart from the famous French fashion Christian Dior after being at the creative helm for the past three and half years.

"It is after careful and long consideration that I have decided to leave my position as creative director of Christian Dior," Simons said. "It is a decision based entirely and equally on my desire to focus on other interests in my life, including my own brand, and the passions that drive me outside of my work. Christian Dior is an extraordinary company, and it has been an immense privilege to be allowed to write a few pages of this magnificent book. I want to thank Bernard Arnault for the trust he has put in me, giving me the incredible opportunity to work at this beautiful house surrounded by the most amazing team one could ever dream of. I have also had the chance over the last few years to benefit from the leadership of Sidney Toledano. His thoughtful, heartfelt and inspired management will also remain as one of the most important experiences of my professional career."

I have kept my eye on Simons creative direction as he has allowed Dior as a whole to move in a new modern direction whilst keeping in with the houses traditional aspects. This new direction Simons has taken has allowed a positive growth in creativity within, the atelier aspects which can be seen through each show Dior has produced over the season of the fashion calendar which has added to an increase in profits for the house. Following onto the shows front row this new direction as allowed a new group to come together which includes: Jenifer Lawrence and Rihanna, to a flock of European young things, Olympia Scarry, Alexia Niedzielski and Gaia Repossi.

Even though it is sad news that this man particular is leaving this astonishing house. Raf has left it in the right direction where the new successor can continue to build upon however, the question is now who will replace him?

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