Raf Simons tailors Kvadrat fabrics into men's outerwear
Raf Simons Kvadrat menswear, Autumn Winter 2015 at Paris Fashion Week

Raf Simons tailors textured Kvadrat fabrics into men's outerwear

Fashion designer Raf Simons used the latest textiles he created with Danish brand Kvadrat to make coats for his Autumn Winter 2015 menswear collection.

Raf Simons Kvadrat menswear, Autumn Winter 2015 at Paris Fashion Week

During a presentation in a warehouse on the outskirts of Paris yesterday, the Belgian designer presented a series of coats in fabrics from the new Kvadrat x Raf Simons range, set to launch in Tokyo this March.

Raf Simons Kvadrat menswear, Autumn Winter 2015 at Paris Fashion Week

"So proud. New Raf Simons collection, 50 per cent of the coats made out of his new textile collection for us," said Njusja de Gier, Kvadrat's brand director, on Facebook.

Raf Simons Kvadrat menswear, Autumn Winter 2015 at Paris Fashion Week

The textured materials – initially created to upholster home furnishings – were cut into a range of outwear styles, including floor-length trenches, knee-length macs and cropped pea coats.

Raf Simons Kvadrat menswear, Autumn Winter 2015 at Paris Fashion Week

A selection of sleeveless coats with unfinished edges and elongated silhouettes were also created from the blue, grey and peach-coloured textiles.

Raf Simons Kvadrat menswear, Autumn Winter 2015 at Paris Fashion Week

On some of the garments, button and zip fastenings were replaced with belts in matching fabrics, worn tied around the waist or left to hang down at the sides.

Raf Simons Kvadrat menswear, Autumn Winter 2015 at Paris Fashion Week

Details included large rectangular pocket flaps and lapels in various sizes and shapes.

Raf Simons Kvadrat menswear, Autumn Winter 2015 at Paris Fashion Week

The first Kvadrat x Raf Simons collaboration was launched in London last year, while the new collection is set to launch at an event in Tokyo on 25 March.

Raf Simons Kvadrat menswear, Autumn Winter 2015 at Paris Fashion Week

Other outerwear in Simons' menswear collection was graffitied with slogans and sketches, referencing the designer's school days.

Raf Simons Kvadrat menswear, Autumn Winter 2015 at Paris Fashion Week

White lab coats were scrawled with handwriting and cartoons, similar to doodles made in an exercise book.

Raf Simons Kvadrat menswear, Autumn Winter 2015 at Paris Fashion Week

Bird motifs patterned yellow, red and green knitwear, which provided pops of colour among the camel, navy and black tones.

Raf Simons Kvadrat menswear, Autumn Winter 2015 at Paris Fashion Week

Many outfits were layered over turtleneck jumpers and included oversized trousers that gathered around the ankles.

Raf Simons Kvadrat menswear, Autumn Winter 2015 at Paris Fashion Week

The collection was shown as part of Paris men's fashion week, which continues until Sunday. The festival follows other dedicated menswear events in London – which saw new collections by designers including Sibling and Christopher Raeburn – and Milan, where fashion house Prada presented earlier this week.