The model was a walking “teddy bear”, complete with a cream faux-fur gilet and jet black accessories. Wherever she was heading, she was fashionably equipped for the coldest of spells. This jacket, crafted from Siberian military coats, signalled a collection focussed heavily on up-cycling, the practice of reusing materials to create high-end garments.
Raeburn waved goodbye to the bodycon this season – shapes were loose fitting but flattering – but he embraced the beanie. Every model wore a snug fitting hat and this injected a youthful, go-getter spirit into some of the smarter looks and showed a realistic appreciation of how blisteringly bad the weather can get in London.
The colour palette was neutral yet considered – a beige trench-dress had contrasting blue sleeves, beige jackets were paired with white tops and a khaki pullover was teamed with black oversized trousers. However, Raeburn refused to send his girls into Arctic conditions without a statement piece or two. Splashes of fluoro orange were a shock to the system but showed that wrapping up warm need not be a chore.
The fun didn’t stop here. Polar bear motifs kept the show lighthearted and can’t-wait-to-run-your-
A succinct collection that mirrored what we saw in January at LC:M, Raeburn will ensure you look ultra cool when Winter comes knocking.
Words: Christopher Maul