Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Christopher Raeburn–Star Ascending
Christopher Raeburn is a young British designer with an unbridled passion for ethical fashion. He creates cutting edge garments that are ethically and eco conscious with a strong dose of originality. He upcycles military fabrics to create one of a kind clothing perfect for the modern ethically aware female. His designs are extremely well made and wearable while still being fully functional.
Raeburn has a solid background – he’s a graduate of London’s renowned Royal College of Art and spent a couple of years pattern cutting for other designers after graduating in 2006. This is one designer who had a pioneering vision and worked hard to make his vision a reality. He started his own label in 2008 and has been on a steady ascent ever since. He made his London Fashion Week debut during the AW 09 shows and is also a winner of The Independents Emerging Fashion designer category. His menswear range was part of a month long installation at luxury department store Liberty’s and his designs are stocked in many countries including Japan, the USA and of course the UK.
In 2009 he was selected for British Fashion Council Newgen sponsorship, which as most of you probably know is a highly sought after prize and includes mentorship from some of fashion’s heavy hitters. This designer truly is homemade and all his designs are ‘remade’ in the UK and produced in East London. He’s well known for his resurrection of the parka and I'm expecting great things from this innovative designer in the coming seasons.
How would I describe his look? Street wear made lux!
Christopher Raeburn's full collection can be viewed here