As Raf Simons’ spring lineup hits stores, the fate of fall’s collection is uncertain. Before Simons hit the catwalk with his fall offering, the designer’s break with licensing partner Futurenet Group was announced and a freeze put on the show’s sale dates. However, with a collection ready to hit the runway, the show progressed as planned. Hitting a collegiate stride, Simons channeled his energies into pieces that exhibited the youthful abandonment that resonated with the designer’s earlier collections. Embracing narrow bodies for knits and sweatshirts, the specific proportions were peppered by an offbeat theme enveloped by the collection’s name, Dead Prince College. A cheeky fusion of tradition and misfits, baggy PVC pants made quite the stir against a playful showing of duffel coats, colored toggles and a continuation of shifted silhouettes. Forever inscribed to the catwalk or by some miracle in stores this fall, Raf Simons’ latest impressed beyond bounds with a certain spontaneity and modern allure.