Raf Simons FW01 Riot Riot Riot! Patched MA-1 Camo Bomber. The nearly tiring reminder, but well merited and critically acclaimed Raf Simons collection that represents the cornerstone of men’s “archive”. The conversation piece that served as a catalyst to mainstream interest of Raf Simons and past mens fashion as a whole; The Riot Riot Riot! patched bomber still stands today as one of the most coveted articles of men’s clothing. Simply a Fostex bomber, purchasable at many army surplus stores around the world, patched on with images of Bowie, Richy Edwards, a Bauhaus Poster, and an article for the missing Edwards from the Manic Street Preachers. After sporting sleek, monotone capes, cloaks and academic looks in the 90’s, Raf took a hiatus and returned with the iconoclastic Riot collection. Featuring layered compositions of jackets over coats and massive pants with scarves wrapped around the models’ faces which look was inspired from east european youth layering for cold winters. In a time where sleek geometric minimalism or gaudy buckle belts with distressed jeans were a common occurrence on the runway, Raf Simons introduced a baggier, menacing look compelled by his music/film interests plastered on clothing in a postmodern mishmash which many are still inspired by 20 years later today.
9/10 condition. OS