Raf Simons is fronting the summer issue of i-D!
Willy Vanderperre photographed the designer cheekily peeking out of a bed of gray flowers for the cover, which reads: “It’s show time! Starring Raf Simons”. Fitting. You’re probably well aware that the designer was ousted at Jil Sander and named Dior‘s creative director shortly after, but has remained relatively mum about his vision for the iconic French house. We’re guessing (and hoping) that his interview in i-D will reveal some interesting tidbits.
Oh, and this is only the first of eight covers for the issue. Can you say collectible? Check out the photo below, and pick up a copy of the issue beginning May 10: