Back again in 2016, Nick Jonas was the unofficial poster boy for Raf Simons’ hook-up with Adidas. With no affiliation to possibly brand name, the previous Jonas Brothers frontman was seldom seen without a pair of the Belgian designer’s collaborative black Stan Smiths on his toes.
Now, Jonas has taken his adoration of Simons’ perform additional: the second-eldest Jonas sibling a short while ago threw on a Raf Simons wool coat in an attempt to defeat the New York chill. Paired with black skinny jeans, a black T-shirt, suede Chelsea boots and a matching mask, Jonas transcended an inoffensive, yet fairly dull ‘fit to astronomical heights.
The black pressed-wool coat comes from the darkish depths of Raf Simons’ expansive archive. Produced seven decades back as part of the 53-yr-old’s Autumn/Winter season 2014 assortment, the single-breasted design is punctuated with all-about celestial-inspired appliqué details and was built in collaboration with American multidisciplinary artist Sterling Ruby. The pair labored together on a collection of garments, from T-shirts emblazoned with the phrases “Fathers” to daring pink outerwear showcasing printed meteorite imagery.
Exemplary of Simons’ ongoing fascination with lifestyle past earth (for his AW20 runway presentation, the styles walked to the sound of David Bowie’s “Life On Mars”, even though for AW07 he paid out homage to extraterrestrial movie Alien), the collection was a sellout achievement, as is the scenario with most things Simons touches.
That staying mentioned (and this is where by we reckon Jonas bought his), to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his eponymous brand, Simons, who is also the cocreative director of Prada, dropped an “Archive Redux” earlier this year.
This observed archival items, these types of as these within the Sterling Ruby capsule, as well as a painted parka from AW04 and a boxy black blazer from Spring/Summer season 1999, get a next release on sites such as Matchesfashion and Farfetch.
The good news? For just shy of £3,000, you can truly get Jonas’ archive Simons piece beneath.
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