Anna Wintour is looking forward to seeing Raf Simons’ first collaboration with Prada later in the year.
Last month, the Belgian fashion designer announced he would be joining Miuccia Prada as the new co-creative director of the Italian luxury house, with Simons to officially begin work in April.
Reflecting on the move in a clip for her Go Ask Anna video series, Wintour gushed over the “brilliant” concept.
“I think the collaboration between Raf and Miuccia is brilliant and really is going to help redefine what fashion can mean, and fashion can be. It’s following an uncharted territory,” she commented. “It’s challenging all the corporate sensibilities of, either you have to find a designer who follows respectfully in a designer who has gone before, or alternatively, one that’s going to come in and throw everything out. This is the idea of community and conversation and respect for each other and respect for the amazing work that they have both done. And I think we should all be humbled by their decision as well as being unbelievably excited to be in Milan in September.”
Simons previously served as creative director for the likes of Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, and Jil Sander.
Elsewhere in the clip, Wintour was asked about the topics that keep her “up at night”, and accordingly, the U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief noted that she is often preoccupied by changes occurring in the social and political spheres.
“Obviously this is a moment of great transformation and challenges for the fashion industry and indeed the world at large,” the 70-year-old added. “So, in that respect there are opportunities, a moment for creativity and resetting and thinking about how we all go about our jobs in a completely different way. And I also think it’s our responsibility at Conde Nast and specifically at Vogue, to think how we can support each other, how we can support all the young talent that we work so closely with.”
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