Raf Simons serves as the Chief Creative Officer of Calvin Klein. In this role, Mr. Simons leads the creative strategy of the CALVIN KLEIN brand globally across the designer, contemporary, bridge, jeans, underwear and home categories in addition to overseeing all aspects of Global Marketing and Communications, Visual Creative Services and Store Design.
Mr. Simons was born and raised in Belgium, where he later studied and obtained a degree in industrial and furniture design. In 1995, he launched his eponymous line, Raf Simons. In 2005, he was appointed creative director of Jil Sander, where he served at the helm for seven years. Mr. Simons assumed the position of creative director at Dior in 2012, a position he held until 2015.
Mr. Simons lives and works in New York City.