Fashion

London Fashion Week: Christopher Raeburn AW16

Christopher Raeburn could give us all a lesson in sustainable fashion. Sourcing fabrics from UK mills and recycling textiles, his collections rework the old and turn it into something spectacular season after season – and not in a weird cobbled-together-from-the-local-haberdashery kind of way. This is high fashion, and the Christopher Raeburn AW16 collection was no different.

A model wearing Christopher Raeburn AW16 clothing.

Collaborating with Woolmark this season, Christopher Raeburn created a collection that was all about the outerwear. In keeping with this season’s military trend, Raeburn created new coats, jackets and knitwear from upcycled military uniforms.

A model wearing Christopher Raeburn AW16 clothing.

It wasn’t just about your usual khaki or camo print – which were both there, in a totally contemporary way – either. This collection’s standout pieces were the bright red drummer boy-style jackets, and the rich red long wool coat that came complete large black strap details. The military-meets-art-school knitwear with oversized scarves and jumpers were another staple of the collection, adding an innovative use of texture to the whole look.

A model wearing Christopher Raeburn AW16 clothing.

A model wearing Christopher Raeburn AW16 clothing.

Words by Angharad Jones. Images property of Christopher Raeburn.



Angharad Jones

Angharad Jones

Writer and expert