Christopher Raeburn Spring/Summer 2015
Christopher Raeburn played to his signature military style with an air force-inspired collection for SS15.
The new offering, presented at the Old Sorting Office as part of London Collections: Men, took note from an Arizona repository for old planes known as the Boneyard.
Raeburn carried the theme across show invitations styled as model planes, the gunfire soundtrack and complementary front-row parachute backpacks.
Leather bombers, tailored jackets, coats and t-shirts all centred on flying, with the use of playing card designs, shadow silhouettes and blocks of rubberised khaki and orange. References to flight were also presented through tailored pieces as well as with more sporty items.
Continuing the military approach, Raeburn delivered cuffed and wide-legged trousers, while jackets were kept short and boxy.
Nylon mesh used on trousers, jackets and backpacks acted as a reference to the ropes and webbing of parachutes.
Lightweight outerwear and separates were crafted from reworked parachute and flight suit fabrics, while inside-out jackets and backpack hybrids made up the accessories.
Stepping away from the air force theme, the collection also featured neutral-coloured separates, transparent overcoats and washed floral prints.
Advanced releases of Raeburn’s AW14 collection are already selling out at retailers, similar demand is predicted by the brand for SS15 when price points and release dates are announced later in the year.