Tuesday, February 13th, 2018, was the day Raf Simons trucked 50,000 gallons of popcorn into the ground floor of the American Stock Exchange building for his Fall/Winter 2018 fashion show.
As celebrities and socialites waded through the puffed dunes, models strutted in jackets reminiscent of firefighters, wearing massive coats layered oversimple sweaters.
Also worn by the models were multicolored, knitted, full head-and-neck caps. Is Simons hinting that he’s going to rob a bank soon? Does he believe climate change will lead to an incredibly cold winter? He’s Belgian so hopefully he knows cold better than we do.
As always, runway fashion is pretty “What the Heck is that?” and Simons maintained this by adorning a few sweaters with images of Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner. Perhaps fashion designers and creative directors exist on a plane in which us peons cannot comprehend their creativity. This isn’t a criticism of Simons or high fashion runway shows, but rather a blunt perspective of a regular person doing analysis on a subject in which she doesn’t particularly have the eccentricity to understand.
Either way, these sweaters are neat as heck, and as someone who is perpetually cold, I’m really here for Simons layering techniques. Thigh-high boots over high waisted pants, all under a sweater? Sounds cozy to me.