After months of rumours swirling, Calvin Klein has officially confirmed the hire of Raf Simons as its new chief creative officer. The brand announced the news in a statement shared on Facebook, detailing Simons new role at the American fashion brand.
The new hire follows the announcement of Calvin Klein's new global strategy, introduced back in April. CEO of Calvin Klein, Steve Shiffman said in a statement:
"The arrival of Raf Simons as Chief Creative Officer signifies a momentous new chapter for Calvin Klein. Not since Mr. Klein himself was at the company has it been led by one creative visionary, and I am confident that this decision will drive the Calvin Klein brand and have a significant impact on its future. Raf's exceptional contributions have shaped and modernised fashion as we see it today and, under his direction, Calvin Klein will further solidify its position as a leading global lifestyle brand."
Following a three-year stint as creative director at Dior, the move marks Simons first foray into American fashion. It was announced just last month that Simons would be replaced by Valentino's Maria Grazia Chiuri at Dior. Fashion's never-ending game of designer musical chairs continues—and Simons taking the helm at Calvin Klein will surely be one to watch.
Read the full statement on Simons's new hire at Calvin Klein below:
Via Harper's Bazaar US