Raf Simons apparently chose Monte Carlo as ...a nod to where the cruise collection originally catered for and the vital notion of where the house is heading to, and the fashion houses close historical ties with Grace Kelly must have played a part in the decision too. The son of the actress-turned-Princess, Prince Albert, and his wife Princess Charlene of Monaco, sat front row, rubbing shoulders with Jessica Biel, Liv Tyler and Marion Cotillard.
The collection itself blended archive shapes with a sporty vibe, and for the first time Raf Simons worked his magic on the most classic of fabrics: lace.
The focus for me here was on lace and energy he said. It was a challenge, I never worked with lace before. It was about transforming the meaning of the material; not romantic, not historical not old, to something playful, colourful and modern with energy.More