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Releasing Friday: Raf Simons x Sterling Ruby AW2014 Patchwork Collage Sweater. In the fall of 2014, Simons partnered with American artist Sterling Ruby, whom he had previously collaborated on the interior design of his Japanese storefront. The multidisciplinary artist’s work is often implicitly violent and politically charged, making him a natural fit for Simons’s own recurring motifs. Abstract in his paintings and collages, the chaotic quality he believes intrinsic to the medium is on full-display here, with “FATHERS” displayed in a prominent bold font beneath cut-out planets and bleached patches that appear to loosely define some universe. The cut is elongated, but with more structure than the oversized sweaters made famous by Raf over a decade before. Available Friday the 22nd, 12:00PM EST (-5 GMT), at Middlemanstore.com.