After much time spent on speculation, Raf Simons has finally been announced as the new head of Calvin Klein.
Story By: Adonis Pierce
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Get ready as Calvin Klein heads in a new direction led by its new Chief Creative Officer. Simons will be overseeing all of CK’s major labels and sub-labels including denim, underwear, and the high-end collection. “The arrival of Raf Simons as chief creative officer signifies a momentous new chapter for Calvin Klein,” said Steve Shiffman, Calvin Klein’s CEO. “Not since Mr. Klein himself was at the company has it been led by one creative visionary, and I am confident that this decision will drive the Calvin Klein brand and have a significant impact on its future. Raf’s exceptional contributions have shaped and modernized fashion as we see it today and, under his direction, Calvin Klein will further solidify its position as a leading global lifestyle brand.” The move will also see Pieter Mulier as the new creative director of CK, who has been Raf’s longtime right-hand man and friend.