Giovanni Giannoni, wwd.com
Raf Simons has quietly been building his reputation as one of the very best in the fashion world. He presented an amazing final collection for Jil Sander and moved from strength to strength in his first outing for Dior. Raf has taken the best of Dior’s aesthetic and its couture atelier and then layered his own sensibilities – the wave of fuschia on the back-side of an elaborately embroidered gown or a splash of yellow on a shoe paired with a feathered day dress. I’m excited for what he’ll do with ready-to-wear.