Raf Simons Features Robert Mapplethorpe Photography for Spring Collection

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Published June 17, 2016

Robert Mapplethorpe photography dresses every look from Raf Simons' spring-summer 2017 collection.Pin
Robert Mapplethorpe photography dresses every look from Raf Simons’ spring-summer 2017 collection.

Approached by the Mapplethorpe Foundation for a collaboration, Raf Simons’ spring-summer 2017 collection provided the perfect opportunity. Presenting in Florence during Pitti Uomo, Simons unveiled a lineup that showcased famous Robert Mapplethorpe prints. Exploring the famed photographer’s archive, the collection features portraits, erotic imagery and still photography, often displayed on oversized tops. Continuing to push Simons’ signature aesthetic, halved sweater vests, long coats, voluminous knits, button-down shirts and slouchy tanks were paired with tapered trousers for a unified season’s look.

Related: Fashion Inspiration | Robert Mapplethorpe

Raf Simons embraces large proportions for a range of button-down shirts for spring-summer 2017.Pin
Raf Simons embraces large proportions for a range of button-down shirts for spring-summer 2017.

Raf Simons does oversized knitwear as part of its spring-summer 2017 collection.Pin
Raf Simons does oversized knitwear as part of its spring-summer 2017 collection.
Long straight coats contribute to Raf Simons' spring-summer 2017 uniform. Pin
Long straight coats contribute to Raf Simons’ spring-summer 2017 uniform.
Halved sweater vests make quite the statement for Raf Simons' spring-summer 2017 collection.Pin
Halved sweater vests make quite the statement for Raf Simons’ spring-summer 2017 collection.
Raf Simons pays tribute to Robert Mapplethorpe with leather biker caps.Pin
Raf Simons pays tribute to Robert Mapplethorpe with leather biker caps.
Oversized shirts double as lightweight jackets for Raf Simons' spring-summer 2017 collection.Pin
Oversized shirts double as lightweight jackets for Raf Simons’ spring-summer 2017 collection.

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