28 January, 2013

Christopher Raeburn...

Christopher Raeburn is one of the most exciting contemporary designers around at the moment. He graduated from the prestigious Royal College of Art London in 2006. In 2008, Raeburn was hand-picked for the ‘Camouflage’ exhibition at London’s Imperial War Museum and featured in Hywel Davies’ publication ‘100 New Designers’, Raeburn capped off the year with his first collection showcase during Design Week, a capsule range of reversible garments entitled ‘Inverted’. 2009 saw Raeburn showcase menswear in Paris, earn an award from the International Ethical Fashion Forum, and garner support from Esthetica, enabling him to show at London Fashion Week that September.







All Raeburn’s garments are “remade” in-house in England, with the designer stating that “I knew that I wanted to do my own production and because the label’s remade nature is fairly specialist, it’s taken a while to grow to the point I’m at now”. The signature re-worked, re-cycled nature of Raeburn’s work means that the pieces are highly ethical, with American Vogue highlighting Raeburn’s contribution to all things green with the advice to “Remember the four R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Raeburn” accompanied by an editorial shot by Mario Testino.

The designer has collaborated with Moncler and Victorinox, has his collections stocked in stores across the world and his shows is now one to watch at London Fashion Week each season after being the first designer to be awarded Topshop NEWGEN sponsorship for both mens and womenswear in the same season in 2010. Raeburn was also awarded the Emerging Talent Award for menswear at the British Fashion Awards in 2011 and the Rising Star Award from UK Fashion and Textiles. Raeburn is definitely one to watch. I am absolutely in love with the owl, dog and bunny bags, they are absolutely adorable! Have a look...