We’re not sure Raf Simons gets much sleep these days. The Belgian designer has four collaborations in the works for fall — Fred Perry, Asics, Peter de Potter (who is making graphic tees for Simons), and Dr. Martens — and he just finished a partnership with Eastpak that spanned three seasons. That’s not even counting the men’s and women’s lines he spearheads for Jil Sander and his own label. But in times like these, there’s no limit to the amount of ways a single designer can hustle in revenue. The most recent launch is a fall line for Dr. Martens, the second season of the partnership between the footwear company and the designer, which hits online retailers this month. A preview of the range shows boots, loafers, and lace-ups in black and brown leather, as well as several variations of copper, gold, and pewter — for those men out there who feel the need to shine. Now, as we await his spring 2010 collections to hit the runways, we have to wonder what other collaborations Simons plans to roll out next season. May we suggest Topshop next?
Raf Simons x Dr. Martens [Fashionisto]