Christopher Raeburn catwalk show report A/W 2015 for LFWFashion WeekAW15
Well known for his unique approach to outerwear, British-born Christopher Raeburn’s interesting use of outdoor materials has once again emerged in his latest collection.
Much like his menswear collection shown earlier this year, the autumn/winter 2015 womenswear is associated with life at sea, using the life raft as inspiration. Quilted powder blue and white capes and heavy grey knits brought images of dark clouds and murky skies, while a clean-cut navy dungaree dress and layered midi skirts added casual modern elegance and boasted the silhouette.
A contrast to the previously muted colours, the life raft was visible in the form of bomber and puffer jackets and capes in neon orange, decorated with pieces of reflective tape, demonstrating Raeburn’s wonderful use of recycled materials. Fur was also subtly prominent, with bottle green and black contrasting trims.
Raeburn isn’t just good at heavy outerwear – the collection moved to lighter territory, with patterned pea coats and anoraks in earthy hues of brown and smoky green. However, heavy knits quickly returned in the form of boyfriend coats and oversized parkas.
Accessories were a strong aspect of the collection; fur trimmed rucksacks, chunky scarves, bobble hats and knitted gloves all added to the outdoor aesthetic, once again proving that Raeburn is indeed the British king of outerwear.
Photos: Krish Nagari