For his fall-winter 2022/23 collection Raf Simons gave but one hint: Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s 1559 painting Netherlandish Proverbs. The opening look, a blue cloak suspended from a hat, is almost a one-to-one remake of the garb worn by the painting’s central figure. Other looks of the collection do not copy images from the medieval painting, but develop the style of the Middle Ages, which Simons missed due to his own perception of fashion. It turned out not retro-viewed, but rather futuristic.
In addition to incredibly interesting and textured hats designed in partnership with Stephen Jones, the Raf Simons fall-winter 2022/23 collection is complemented by jewelry-skeletons, singles and couples in arms.
It is worth adding that the fashion show was shot in a hall without an audience with chairs covered with crimson fabric and a luxurious crystal chandelier. All together created a rather creepy atmosphere of the show.