After months of speculation, Calvin Klein has finally confirmed Raf Simons as its new Chief Creative Officer. As part of his role, Simons will be lead creative of Calvin Klein’s Collection, Platinum, Jeans, Underwear and Home lines. The Belgian designer will also be in charge of design, global marketing and communications. Look out for Simons’ first designs for the brand with the fall 2017 season.
“Not since Mr. Klein himself was at the company has it been led by one creative visionary, and I am confident that this decision will drive the Calvin Klein brand and have a significant impact on its future,” says Steve Shiffman, CEO of Calvin Klein, Inc. in a statement. “Raf’s exceptional contributions have shaped and modernized fashion as we see it today and, under his direction, Calvin Klein will further solidify its position as a leading global lifestyle brand.”