This Autumn/Winter ’16 collection Christopher Raeburn turns to Mongolia as one of his continued exploration of menswear and unique location. Raeburn sees Mongolia as one of the last wild place for inspiration.
Raeburn’s seasonal palate is a combination of textures, rich colours (as worn by the Nomadic Herders) and the ‘washed out’ hues of the vast Mongolian steppes.
In this collection Raeburn remixes a plethora of military materials into classic menswear collection — snow camouflage ponchos was reworked into a shredded jacket protective rubber suits are used to create silhouettes. His signature parkas, anoraks are reworked using the olive raindrop camouflage. Tailored and wearable style such as this adds to Raeburn’s ‘Remade’ collection while still remaining distinctive.
Christopher Raeburn encapsulates the ’spirit’ of Mongolia by using embroidery, patchwork and print. The use of balance of graphics, hand illustrations and scales ensure a diverse yet unified collection of knitwear, Jersey, styles of denim and chunky hand knit which completes the modern aesthetic.
Raeburn continues to collaborate with shoe maker Clarks, in keeping with the theme both brands have worked closely together and through technique, aesthetic and performance, they explore and interpret the nature of modern craft.