Heads Up, Raf Simons Is Having an Online Menswear Pop-Up Shop
In January, fashion designer Raf Simons created his Autumn-Winter '14 menswear collection alongside L.A. contemporary artist Sterling Ruby -- a marriage of the minds that resulted from their nine years of friendship. The pieces featured Simons' signature tailored silhouettes, juxtaposed with Ruby's organic and at-times chaotic aesthetic. Splatter-printed button-ups, oversized patchwork jackets and a Pink Floyd soundtrack stirred the Paris crowd, evoking a punk, DIY edge that seemed to rebel against much of Simons' subdued reputation.
Now, this collaborative collection is available to purchase online, but for a limited time only. The pop-up shop -- called "In The Name Of" -- features a specially curated selection of pieces, offering one look each week that's available for only that week. After seven days have passed, the look will disappear forever, making way for another exclusive from the AW '14 presentation. The entire website will vanish on Sept. 1, adding to the allure of this Simons special.
This week, a crisp, black denim workwear shirt and narrow fit bleached jeans are being sold through Sunday. If you're into this, "I spent all day wrestling with blank canvases in my Brooklyn studio in order to channel my inner Jackson Pollock," look, you'd better act quickly.
Watch a promo for the pop-up directed by photographer and Simons collaborator, Willy Vanderperre, above.