Kinetic Youth VHS

Raf Simons
$650 CAD

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Rare VHS recording of Raf Simons's iconic Spring Summer 1999 collection, titled Kinetic Youth.

The punk, anarchic toughness that informed much of Simons’s earliest work was put on hold for Spring 1999. Inside a mirrored geodesic sphere on the outskirts of Paris’s Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, he made a decided shift toward suiting. “I am obsessed by tailoring—very strong, linear clothes,” Simons told the International Herald Tribune’s Suzy Menkes in a preview of the show, titled “Kinetic Youth.” “I ask myself how I can bring that to young people—to a 14-year-old who you never see in a suit?”

Footage of the show has been archived online here.

VHS was bought in working condition, but has not played or tested since. 
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