Day three of Fashion Week Men’s and Christopher Ræburn’s SS18 catwalk show is attracting attention as always, with a front row packed with VIP’s and the branding which once again emphasises the R’s: REMADE, REDUCED, RECYCLED. After all, sustainable intelligence is at the core of the British brand know for creating luxury with integrity, through innovative designs and brilliant collaborations every season.
This season the designer brings both menswear and womenswear together taking inspiration from the book ‘The Long Walk’ by Slavomir Rawicz; an epic story of adventure and survival tracing a journey from Siberia to India traversing the Gobi Desert to the rocky extremes of the Himalaya’s. The collection presents unisex tulles, parachute and outerwear pieces through the use of unique and pioneering materials including pre-flown kites in collaboration with EXKITE for their kite and parachute material. Ræburn experiments by deconstructing pre-flown kites and then intelligently reconstructing them into extraordinary macs, anoraks and jersey: each piece crafted in the brand’s East London studio and underpinned with authentic detailing and considered thinking. Another new collaboration this season is with footwear brand Palladium. In keeping with the spirit of adventure, the two brands have worked closely together to explore a series of functional and innovative footwear. Constructed using high quality sustainable materials including recycled rubber, recycled PET coated leather and organic cotton, the shoes replicate the advanced performance qualities visible throughout the collection.
Colour palette is mostly of orange, grey and camo print in a display of reworked fabrics all reconstructed for the collection. REMADE highlights include German wind ponchos made from cooling cotton, reworked into lightweight contemporary parkas offering protection from the sun. all garments are designed to confront extreme weather conditions bringing a light, airy and summery feel through sheer fabrics with pieces that are protective, technical and at the same time functional.