Raf Simons On His Final Jil Sander Collection PLUS A Pregnant Julia Restoin-Roitfeld For i-D

After a very long year of will-he-won't-he speculation surrounding John Galliano's successor at Dior, Raf Simons - who had just left Jil Sander - was finally announced as the man for the job. Hurrah! we cried. As Paula Reed wrote at the time, we can 'expect Raf Simons to throw the windows open wide and let a fresh breeze of modernity blow through'. And now, for the first time since his appointment as Artistic Director at the French fashion house and as he prepares to make his Dior debut at Paris Haute Couture this July, the designer opens up...

i-D‘s Lights, Camera, Action issue sees Simons shrouded by grey flowers on the cover (how very Dior) and in the accompanying interview, he describes his final collection for Jil Sander as '…very wholesome, very romantic. Kind of like when you’re outside, walking in nature. Beauty isn’t always obvious; you have to search for it. That’s what I find most romantic.' *sighs*

As for his thoughts on fashion, the man of the moment, says: 'Fashion is not there to educate you, but to challenge you. Sometimes I speak with young kids and I have the feeling… not that they have no interest, but that they look at it in a different way. This is the reason I chose to do fashion, to create a dialogue and bring people together.' Bring it on, sir.

Also brilliant: for the second in i-D's set of eight issue covers, Julia Restoin Roitfeld looks every inch the yummy mummy, posing in nothing but a lacy bra and sheer coral cape with her huge baby bump on show (she's due any. day. now). We, naturally, love it - and recommend picking up the issue when it's available to buy from i-Donline.com from 7th May and on shelves 10th May.



Read more fashion and beauty news on graziadaily.co.uk
See what's in the latest issue of GRAZIA magazine
Click here to subscribe to the GraziaDaily newsletter

Most popular

  • The Kate Middleton Effect Strikes Again, DVF Dress Sells Out in Eight  …
    The Kate Middleton Effect Strikes Again, DVF Dress Sells Out in Eight  …

    The Kate Middleton effect strikes again. The £292 Diane Von Furstenberg dress that Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge wore in Australia has sold out online in EIGHT minutes. That’s got to be a record, right? …

  • 15 clever beauty uses for Vaseline
    15 clever beauty uses for Vaseline

    If I had to name one beauty product that I can't live without, Vaseline ranks pretty high on my list. I have tins of the stuff of everywhere including on my desk, in my bag and in the car. Not only is it super cheap but it has endless beauty uses. Want to use yours as a more than just a lip balm? Then check out these top 15 uses for Vaseline. …

  • Kylie Minogue: Vogue Australia's Photoshop Blunder
    Kylie Minogue: Vogue Australia's Photoshop Blunder

    Pint sized beauty Kylie Minogue appears to have received the photoshop treatment on Vogue Australia's May 2014 cover. Her fans are less than impressed. …

  • Lady Gaga's Pre-Photoshopped Versace Campaign Leaked
    Lady Gaga's Pre-Photoshopped Versace Campaign Leaked

    She’s heavily made up at all times. So Lady Gaga can’t be happy today as her unretouched Versace campaign images have been leaked, revealing the star without make-up and before she was heavily airbrushed. …

  • Is A Fringe The New Anti-Aging Treatment?
    Is A Fringe The New Anti-Aging Treatment?

    Sarah Harding recently admitted that her new fringe meant she could hide her wrinkles. And it seems the former Girls Aloud star might be onto something as ‘bangs’ have been labeled the new anti-aging treatment. …

general.png

Who wore their Three Floor jumpsuit best?

Loading...
Poll Choice Options
  • Alesha Dixon
  • Nicole Scherzinger