So Raf Simons made a collaboration with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation for his spring 2017 collection which he presented at Pitti Immagine Uomo yesterday.
Not only did he used printed images from Mapplethorpes work but also used the artist as an inspiration and a muse for the whole collection. The curly hair on the models and the leather mixed with the white fabrics makes a direct reference to his personal life and looks. And yes, I’m a huge Mapplethorpe fan. And a even bigger Patti Smith fan. Of course I like this.