Cathy Horyn of the New York Times once described Belgian born designer Raf Simons as, “probably the most influential menswear designer of the last decade.” Simons launched his iconic menswear in 1995 that established a reputation of sleek style for the heterosexual male. In his collections you’ll find lots of dark colors on sophisticatedly cut slacks, shirts, suits and outerwear. But his eye continued to wander to the other gender as well. He went to work for Jill Sander in 2006 debuting his first women’s collection, which was ripe with a stylish futuristic look and subtle seduction. After John Galliano’s departure from Christian Dior in 2011, Simons was tapped as his replacement.