For Autumn/Winter ’17 the military trend is going nowhere fast, cropping up in different forms and guises – from the subtle to the downright obvious – in almost every collection we’ve seen at London Fashion Week Men this season.
At Christopher Raeburn it was the camouflage that stood out. True to form Raeburn chose an animal to focus on in his collection, with the chameleon having its time in the spotlight for AW17. Playing on this theme (and also taking inspiration from Ellsworth Kelly’s ghost army) the collection was created in an aim to conceal, confuse and reveal while also having Raeburn’s signature elements of deconstruction and reconstruction.
The camouflage in question came in a mixture of light grey, dark grey and neon green, causing the consumer and the bystander to rethink their thoughts on the notion.
As ever the ethos of remade, reduced, recycled was explored, with pieces made out of materials from bomb disposal uniforms and blankets, further reiterating that military trend but in that unique way that only Christopher Raeburn can do.
Words and Images by Angharad Jones