Ecology is à la mode. At least that was the message once again at London Fashion Week, with the remarkable presentation of Christopher Raeburn’s new collection.
‘Remade, reduce, recycle’
A firm believer in sustainable ready-to-wear fashion, the British designer drew inspiration for his Spring-Summer 2019 collection from the NASA archives, from which he extracted photographs illustrating melting glaciers and global warming. These images were retouched and printed on select outfits throughout the collection, and finished off with military accents, to support the slogan of this independent label, ‘Remade, Reduce, Recycle’, flocked here and there in white letters on a black background and reflecting the resolutely on-trend logomania look.
And it is a mantra that Christopher Raeburn applies scrupulously, creating outerwear from recycled polyester and parachute cloth. As for his innerwear, the designer combines different layers of protective fabric made from organic fibres.
Ecology as a trademark
A master in the art of outerwear, the designer also took advantage of this fashion show to unveil a 15-piece capsule collection, created in partnership with Timberland from recycled materials. Indeed, this is a process he has already experimented with this year, working alongside equipment manufacturer Umbro, for whom he created a capsule of six football jerseys made from vintage editions.
A new stage in the career of this Royal College of Art in London graduate, Christopher Raeburn has been quietly yet surely shaking up the British streetwear scene for the past decade.