Designer Christopher Raeburn celebrated ten years and presented his collection ‘TEN’ at London fashion Week Men’s. Reaburn is amongst the pioneers of sustainable fashion, continuing the brand’s mission and asking the community to do then same.
“It’s been a challenging journey but one that has allowed us to build a manifesto for change; a constantly evolving brief to push ourselves forward. Those ten years have seen our industry wake up to its responsibilities; Plastic waste, Blue Planet Two and UN Climate Change reports are shaking us from ourweary slumber. We need to evolve or die” said the show notes.
For Autumn/Winter 2019, the designer continues blending luxury fashion and upcycled materials. R MADE highlights were inspired by R BURN iconic archetypes from the past ten years, re-imagined using new innovative materials and modern silhouettes.
De-constructed original typhoon suits, designed for protection, were intelligently re-constructed using the CUT N’ SHUT patchwork technique to create an extraordinary parka and matching trousers.
German safety jackets, offering protection to workers from all industries, were re-worked into unique parka and bomber jackets, inspired by the silhouettes of the iconic Raft Parka and Nomex Bomber.
Other highlights include lighter parachute pieces, culottes, shirt and t-shirt made using the iconic air brake parachute and updated in modern and clean silhouettes. Transit blankets, universally used for protection, and made of a robust multi-layered recycled wool mix, are re-worked to create a reversible field jacket and women’s parka. the collection leverages geometric colour-blocking in utilitarian hues of red, grey, black and olive.
Complementing the pieces were a select number of sunglasses from the debut Range Rover Eyewear. This season the Brand also collaborated once again with Timberland, continuing on the success of the first Timberland × R BURN collection, and following Raeburn’s appointment as Global Creative Director of the brand, sharing his sustainable vision with the outdoor lifestyle brand.
For the first time ever, Pieces from the runway including footwear and bags, have been replicated in recycled PET (including Timberland’s proprietary ReBotlTM material) and organic cotton, and are due to launch in October 2019 in selected locations around the world.