Raf Simons Channels the New Wave Apocalyptic Mood of “Blade Runner 2049” for Spring 2018
Under the Manhattan bridge on east Broadway in Chinatown, where bustling produce and fish markets line the streets with dank odors of rotting food, Raf Simons transformed a plaza into a post apocalyptic set for his latest menswear show. His models paraded down a crowded, neon washed, puddle strewn walkway wearing water-resistant coats and rain gear in a clear reference to the sci-fi film “Blade Runner.” Simons’ replicants stormed the catwalk shrouded in trench coats and tattered, oversized sweaters, while wearing round-brimmed hats and carrying umbrellas that glowed like light sabers.
The new film “Blade Runner 2049” is out now, thirty years after the original cult film classic by Ridley Scott, which is either coincidental, or brilliant timing for Raf Simons’ new collection.
Behind the Scenes at Raf Simons’ Spring 2018 Show
Raf Simons Parka • Raf Simons • $1,663
Raf Simons Oversized Fireman Buckle Sweater • Raf Simons • $1,099
Raf Simons White and Blue adidas Originals Edition Stan Smith Sneakers • Raf Simons • $320
Raf Simons Yellow Joy Division Print Long T-Shirt • Raf Simons • $625
Joy Division Cotton Jersey T-Shirt • Raf Simons • $412
Raf Simons Red Joy Division Atmosphere Baseball Cap • Raf Simons • $450
Raf Simons Blue Joy Division Substance Side Closure Shirt • Raf Simons • $860
Raf Simons Black Joy Division Unknown Pleasures Substance Baseball Cap • Raf Simons • $450
Raf Simons Black Boatneck Buckles Sweater • Raf Simons • $1,095
Raf Simons Wide Leg One Pocket Trouser • Raf Simons • $258.30
Oversized Print Cotton Jersey Sweatshirt • Raf Simons • $891
Raf Simons Black Joy Division Substance Wallet • Raf Simons • $545