Raf Simons studied industrial design and has since become one of the leading designers in the world. In 2005 he was appointed creative director of Jil Sander and in 2006, launched his Raf by Raf Simons label. Lauded as a real innovator of minimalism, Belgian-born Simons continues to go from strength to strength with each exquisitely realised collections. In 2012 he left Jil Sander to take the top spot at the renowned Parisian house of Christian Dior, a position which he left in 2016. He was recently appointed as chief creative officer at Calvin Klein.