Raf Simons SS2002 "Be Pure, Be Vigilant, Behave" Tee Shirt

Raf Simons SS2002 "Be Pure, Be Vigilant, Behave" Tee Shirt


Spring/Summer 2002, “Woe Onto Those Who Spit on the Fear Generation… The Wind Will Blow It Back”, shows Raf Simons at his rawest, most enraged state of being. Influenced by the tragic events of 9/11, the runway presentation was brazenly militant. The collection channeled the restless feelings of the youth in an age of fear mongering. Simons’s youthful soldiers, however, appeared to have had enough of it. Stomping down the runway with smoking, red flares in hand. Notably, this collection was one of Peter de Potter’s first collaborations with Simons.

As with many of the graphics from this season, the shirt invokes an ethos of rebellion as a moral imperative, a fight for what is right, rather than rebellion for mayhem's sake, a recurring attitude Raf often circles back to in his more politically charged work. Imagery done by Peter De Potter, this shirt is tagged as “Limited Edition,” as it was produced for a capsule collection with Japanese department store Isetan. 

Condition: 8/10. Normal signs of wear. Cracking on graphic.

Tagged size: 46

Shoulder: 16in

Pit to pit: 17.5in

Length: 26in

Sleeve: 14in

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