Christopher Raeburn goes on an adventure

Christopher Raeburn's presentation was called Freeze. As the models walked slowly around the venue as if the cold had really set in, Raeburn's signature outerwear became their saviour.

From parachuting to hiking, the Raeburn presentation was about girls being on an adventure, and keeping warm at that (even the shoes had sleeping bags).

Raeburn is of course originally a menswear designer, and his androgynous handwriting allowed him to combine typically masculine, durable fabrications with feminised cuts - like skater coats, long-sleeved dresses, and skirts which sat neatly at the knee.


There were cosy, quilted sleeping bag length coats, gilets and duffels, each with the notion of protection at its core.

Raeburn had taken care to source his fabrics from British mills, adding taping, reflective stripping and grosgrain ribbons to reinforce the notion that function doesn't have to mean devoid of detail.

Take the funnel-neck coats, the cropped quilted bomber jackets and even the ski snoods: each piece was painstakingly crafted and considered.

Raeburn means business with his womenswear collection, which rubbished the notion of snow bunny, reiterating that girls can do the black run too.

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