Kvadrat Einar Fabric
Einar, designed by Raf Simmons for Kvadrat, is a sumptuous textile that exudes modern luxury. Crafted with exquisite mohair and alpaca fibers, Einar represents a seamless fusion of exclusivity, contemporary flair, and unparalleled comfort.
Einar draws inspiration from mid-century designers like Jean Royère, who embraced the elegance of sheepskins, furs, and mohair in their creations. This refined textile interpretation offers a more controlled and contemporary take on those timeless influences. Furthermore, Raf Simons incorporates elements from his AW21 fashion collection, manifesting his enduring passions, and he explores the art of balancing contrasting elements to achieve perfect equilibrium.
Immerse yourself in the epitome of modern luxury with Einar. This beautiful textile transcends boundaries, inviting you to experience the fusion of exquisite craftsmanship, visionary design, and unparalleled sensory delight.
In just two decades, the Belgian designer Raf Simons has headed four of the world’s most prestigious fashion houses, transformed the silhouette of men’s fashion, and reimagined the way street style and fine art can influence design. Restless and yet fully-actualized in his aesthetic from the start, Simons continually manages to surprise while reasserting his sharp, fearless vision.
Simons studied industrial and furniture design in Genk, but an internship at Walter Van Beirendonck set the stage for his life in fashion. In 1995, he founded his own menswear label, specializing in razor-thin suiting. By the turn of the century, men around the world had tightened up their apparel. Two months before 9/11, Simons showed a controversial collection accessorized by face-coverings and lit flares. Four years later, he introduced sex appeal to minimalism as head of men’s and womenswear for Jil Sander. In 2012, Dior came calling; in response, he provided edgy takes on smoking suits and pastel couture as creative director. Simons shocked the industry by resigning in 2016, launching a collection under his own name that applied Robert Mapplethorpe’s homoerotic photography to streetwear, then joining Americana icon Calvin Klein as chief creative officer. His kitsch collaborations with Sterling Ruby and taxicab-yellow makeover of John Pawson’s minimalist temple of a Madison Avenue flagship attracted major attention, but after two years Simons moved on again.
In 2014, Simons initiated an ongoing collaboration with Kvadrat, utilizing the Danish master’s innovative textiles in a Calvin Klein collection. The apparel was such a success that the pair decided to bring the fabrics home, for a series of textile collections marrying Simon’s severe wit and Kvadrat’s peerless fabrications. Meanwhile, the catwalk came calling again: in April 2020, Simons joined Prada in the role of co-creative director.
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