Boasting an alternative nautical influence, the spring/summer 2013 collection from Christopher Raeburn is both functional and eye catching. With macs and light weight jackets featured heavily throughout, this collection offers something slightly different when it comes to suitably spring outerwear. As another turns its head toward transparency as a unique detail, it merely strengthens the possibility of this emerging as one of the hottest trends next year.
Attempting to appeal to the tastes of many a man, this collection, although stylish, also provides practical pieces in a universal palette. A lot of which form the basics of any capsule wardrobe. With stone-wash and dark navy jeans paired against classic trenches and zip up jackets, the look is both British and youthful. The appearance of polo shirts and quilted detailing introduces a sporty feel too, particularly when paired with shorts and casual footwear.
With outerwear being the standout element in this collection, attention is centred on the glossy silver mac. Its unusual finish and central gathered detailing gives it some edge and when considered against the orange underneath the result is a uniquely fresh urban look.
When considering both the unique nature of Raeburn’s designs and the ethical production process he has adopted, it is easy to see why the designer’s profile continues to grow. Continuing in his quest to develop ethically aware fashion not only sees him praised as a designer but respected as an industry professional who constantly tries to improve the bigger picture…