MILAN ??” Other designers may be clipping their wings, but Raf Simons is spreading his.
Simons detailed plans for his eponymous label, which include his first ad campaign, a small furniture collection and two more stores in Asia ??” all despite the grim economic climate.
With the group??™s sales expected to increase 15 percent to 9 million euros, or $12.1 million at current exchange, this year, the Belgian designer, who launched his signature men??™s wear label in 1995, has every reason to be positive.
???You prepare yourself for a difficult year ahead ??” I am well-informed. I know companies are struggling, but without sounding pretentious, I really can??™t believe we have such positive results,??? Simons said at the headquarters of Futurenet, his de facto maison.
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