Christopher Raeburn SS16 – London Fashion Week

There doesn’t go a season in which Christopher Raeburn doesn’t impress us. This season with his contemporary take on discovery he took us away to the jungle. A place we are very familiar with. Setting the scene in the Brewer Street car par Raeburn played music straight from the rainforest, making us feel like we were right there along with him. The collection titled Sarawak was inspired by the Malaysian state of the same name. A rainforest full of tribes.

The whole collection was a captivating take on exploration, with Raeburn’s usual take on sporty silhouettes taking a more delicate approach. It was a collection full of flowing garments, from flowy dresses, skirts, trousers and kimonos. The colour palette included colours like yellows, black, khakis, whites and blues. The mixture of textures was exciting, with more lightweight fabrics making an appearance. Raeburn used textures like mesh, organza, chiffon, nylon to more heavy cottons. To add Raeburn used fabric recycled from parachutes to make his collection, giving it an extra layer of realism.

Although a very flowy and lightweight collection, Raeburn was not short of detail from patchwork, to ruffling, to floral prints and asymmetrical layering, he continued to prove that his craftsmanship is one that excels constantly. It was a collection that was quite feminine yet had such versatility and high fashion essence that we wanted to be Raeburn woman whom had made the jungle her pride and joy.

Photos: Sarah Brown
Words by: Daniela Suarez