Soundtracked by ‘Nevermind’, Raf Simons’ spring/summer 13 collection was both masculine yet feminine, familiar yet fresh, dark yet delicate. As Cobain’s cries faded, the designer’s menswear manifesto loomed large in the memory. It was a moment. A moment that didn’t go unnoticed by MRPORTER.COM’s Senior Buyer Terry Betts who proclaimed, “Raf’s use of colour and Kurt Cobain-inspired grunge florals combined to make his SS13 show one of our favourites.” With the online retailer unveiling exclusive collections with Ami, Beams Plus and Alexander Wang, the addition of Simons to the collaborative cocktail makes it an all too inviting mix. 
Adding to the collection’s original vase of beautiful blooms, this creative coming together welcomes uniquely-painted watercolour florals which have been used to transform staples of formalwear and sportswear. 

One week before the thirteen piece capsule collection blossoms online, photographer Jeff Hahn and stylist Madeleine Østlie practice the art of Ikebana on Dylan Hartigan. Look right, breathe in its bouquet and enjoy their arrangement of florals, Japanese inspired set design and hot Irish boy.

The Raf Simons x MRPORTER.COM collection will be available from 28th May.


Text: Steve Salter
Photos by: Jeff Hahn
Styling: Madeleine Ostlie

Photographers Assistant: Simona Blasio
Fashion Assistant: Jimmy Freud
Set Design: George Lewin
Set Assistant: Alex Rowland
Model: Dylan Hartigan @ Models1
Hair: Jose Quijano using Catwalk by Tigi
Make-up: Danielle Kahlani using Jurlique Skincare

Special Thanks: Murray Arthur @ The Book Agency, Georgia @ 63 Sun Studio

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