Christopher Raeburn has brought camouflage and military print back to world of fashion – a movement which will be happily received by many.
On the penultimate day of London Collections Men, Reaburn unveiled his Spring/Summer 2016 collection at the Old Sorting Office.
Known to utilise military fabrics from all across Europe whilst keeping his production in England, the British designer’s collection can be seen as a reflection of the urban street fashion culture currently seen in the UK today.
Raeburn’s use of dark greens, browns, black and khaki work meticulously well together in creating the perfect balance of colour and tone for casual street wear. Featuring woollen socks pulled high on the ankle, khaki trousers and shorts that bared resemblance to smart tailored shorts, there was a sense of “Britishness” seeping through the overall look of the collection.
His oversized jackets, featured in blue, camouflage print and dark green, also worked extremely well with the shorts and trousers they were featured with, proving that Raeburn is extremely talented in combining both casual street wear with the rigidity of military wear to create an overall comfortable look.
Raeburn’s choice of fabric throughout the collection ensured a cosy look in pretty much every item of clothing featured in the collection.
As is the norm in street style, expect Raeburn’s bomber jacket to be coveted items in SS16. The use of a wide-weave effect brings something new to the table in regards to bombers, a style which is easily imaginable to be lusted after by many.