Raf Simons unveils sweater with The Woolmark Company

Raf Simons unveils sweater with The Woolmark Company

Fashion designer Raf Simons has designed a limited edition 100 per cent Merino wool sweater, exclusively available at Ginza’s Dover Street Market store in Tokyo, Japan.

The partnership forged between the leading designer and The Woolmark Company earlier this year and is also an ode to Simons’ love of the Japanese capital.

“It felt natural to celebrate our collaboration by designing an exclusive I Love Tokyo wool sweater for Dover Street Market Ginza, a reference to the Autumn/Winter 17/18 New York show and the beginning of our partnership,” Raf Simons said.

Made from luxurious yarn spun in Italy, the limited-edition oversized sweater has ‘I Love Tokyo’ emblazoned in Japanese on the front.

The Woolmark Company partnered with the Belgian-born designer earlier this year for his AW17/18 collection, marking the beginning of a longstanding relationship and working closely with and supporting the Raf Simons design team with innovation and sourcing of Merino wool.

“Raf Simons is one of the greatest designers of our time, whose distinct style and vision attracts a loyal following each and every season,” The Woolmark Company Managing Director Stuart McCullough said. “These limited-edition sweaters perfectly connect Raf Simons’ design aesthetic with his love for Tokyo, united by the world’s most luxurious Merino wool.”

The Raf Simons Tokyo sweater has Woolmark certification and was unveiled at Ginza’s Dover Street Market, November 30.

– Apparel and Textile News, Apparel Talk, Indian Apparel