FASHION | Christopher Raeburn LFW RTW S/S13


So we at The Conscience Collective absolutely LOVE (yes, in CAPS) CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN. Of course he represents an ethical fashion brand that is in-keeping with our collective ethos, but we also just love his designs. He described his ideal client as one who is “looking for something different, ethically intelligent and proudly remade in England,” which describes the women at the helm of the collective to a T. Although we three have different aesthetics, they all meld into a collective perspective on how these aesthetics can be played out. For me, my fashion identity came into being whilst living in the UK, with the heavy influences of the countries I have had the pleasure of living and growing up in. For the other girls, this is very much the same.

 Like his previous collection, inspired by parachutes, Raeburn takes to the skies again, but this time using the uniforms of female aviators as his inspiration to create his sharp, yet sporty runway looks. In a way he has made a sporty parka into a sophisticated feminine must-have by creating a laminated lace that is both aesthetically pleasing as it is functional and practical (especially with the British weather). 

At the same time, Raeburn making sure that his ideal customer can keep abreast of his ethical production, as he maintains his beliefs in the use of sustainable fabrics, much like the quilted nylon spun from recycled bottles, or the printed map dresses that were cut from reclaimed 1930s silk. Even the little animals attached to the rucksacks of the models were treated in an ethical fashion through the use of organic dyes. 

 TRADEMARK PIECES & FAV LOOKS: We love his Pop Out Parka, which is two parkas that can function as a whole or as separates. We also love the khaki and red dress & parka look (especially as a stylish yet functional piece for travels). And we definitely love his quilted jacket and vests made from re-spun plastic bottles...Amazing! What are your favourite pieces?

Images take from: London Fashion Week

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