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Inside this weekend's WSJ magazine a peek behind the scenes at the usually very-private life of designer Raf Simons. Writer Whitney Vargas and photographer Ivan Terestchenko visited Simons at home in Antwerp—a two-story apartment situated in the heart of the city's Orthodox Jewish neighborhood that's filled with mid-century furniture, ceramics, and contemporary art. There are so many jewels in the story, if you're a fan of Simons, it's a must-read.
One of our favorite reveals comes at the end, where he talks about relocating—to either Berlin or New York:
Soon, Simons might get the chance to see more men and women in his designs. He recently broke the Italian license agreement for his eponymous line. Now that he's a free agent, temporarily handling all production in-house for Raf Simons from his Antwerp studio, he's considering moving to Berlin or New York—New York being the front-runner because of its connection to the art world and because he instinctively prefers the city. "In this business, I know I could work somewhere else one day," says Simons. "But I'll always keep this apartment."· The Show of the Season [WSJ]