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So, images of Raf Simons fall collection of footwear for Dr. Martens have been making the rounds, and we're all wondering: how does he do it?
He's got his eponymous label, which everyone who can fit into it loves. He's brought Jil Sander back from the brink and is still spearheading their current successes. And he's got fingers in all kinds of other little pies— the Fred Perry pie (100th anniversary special edition apparel hits stores November 1st), the Asics pie (kind of a boring pie), the Eastpack pie (gone after three seasons, but not forgotten) and the Peter de Potter pie (Peter de Potter for Raf Simons graphic tees out for fall). So how many Rafs does it take to get all this done? There have got to be at least a few running around.
As for the shoes—shouldn't someone tell the boot collaboration clone that men don't really want to be wearing metallic shoes anymore? Proof: All the silver and gold Common Projects and Lanvin sneakers languishing on the racks at the Barneys Warehouse Sale. Nonetheless, boots, oxfords, loafers and lace-ups with exaggerated soles and tweaked toes come in a variety of silver, pewter and copper tones, as well as more traditional black and brown pebbled leathers. —Frank Gargione
· Raf Simons Loads Fall With Collaborations [The Cut]
· Fall 2009 | Raf Simons x Dr. Martens [The Fashionisto]