Raf Simons as Lensed by Willy Vanderperre

A small Raf Simons retrospective is on view at magazine 032C’s gallery space in Berlin. Curated by longtime collaborator and photographer Willy Vanderperre, the exhibit charts the designer’s 20-year oeuvre — pre-Dior — in a school-locker setting, linking with notions of male adolescence that have always figured prominently in Simons’ work.


Naturally, Vanderperre’s own images of Simons’ work take center stage, an extension of those published in the winter 2014 issue of the magazine. Set to differing music on each end of the central vitrine, the installation further emphasizes the symmetry and longevity of their creative partnership.


032C Gallery, Brunnenstrasse 9, Berlin


Raf Simons at 032C Gallery, photo Boris Kralj


Raf Simons at 032C Gallery, photo Boris Kralj


Raf Simons at 032C Gallery, photo Boris Kralj


Raf Simons at 032C Gallery, photo Boris Kralj


Raf Simons at 032C Gallery, photo Boris Kralj


Raf Simons at 032C Gallery, photo Boris Kralj


Raf Simons at 032C Gallery, photo Boris Kralj


Raf Simons at 032C Gallery, photo Boris Kralj


Raf Simons at 032C Gallery, photo Boris Kralj


Raf Simons at 032C Gallery, photo Boris Kralj


Raf Simons at 032C Gallery, photo Boris Kralj

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