Essential: Fred Perry x Raf Simons Fall/Winter collection

MOD SQUAD. Way before Raf Simons rejuvenates the grace of Dior, he has made himself a household name in the menswear industry under the eponymous label.

The Belgian-born designer is also a firm believer in design collaboration. His work with Fred Perry, in particular, has started in 2008 and continues this fall/winter season. Drawing inspiration from the mod era, Simons tweaks the classic pieces and injects Americana style into them. He traces Belgian roots as well, having the campaign at a former racecourse in Brussels called Hippodrome de Boitsfort. Behind the lens is Pierre Debusscherre, one of his long-time collaborators.