• LCM: Christopher Raeburn Army Surplus Creations

True fashion is drawing on an inspiration and transpiring that into an innovative concept, creating wearable fashion that’s stylish and unique.

Christopher Raeburn has done exactly that with is latest army surplus collection shown at LCM. Raeburn’s early career saw him study at the Chaterhouse School in Oxford, after turning down a commission during his national service; Raeburn commenced work in Palestine as a clerk with the Royal Signals in which he quickly became exposed to all the vile abominations of the war which even included a terrorist attack on the base's cinema.

It could be argued that his time during Palestine will always be ever prevalent within his heart, his latest collection is synonymous of this notion, Raeburn spent a staggering £7,000 a piece on Navy life rafts which plays the focal vision of the entire collection.

Rareburn has long used army surplus as a defining visionary of his work, ever since graduating in 2006 this has been a pinnacle feature for the British Designer, whose collection last year saw salvaged war pieces like high-vis orange materials and reflective flashes details entwined into high end everyday fashion. 

Rareburn finds beauty in ‘un-used but past sell-by date’ mediums, creating them into conceptualised wearable pieces of  art. The collection which is largely made up of outwear and accessories for men also saw inflatable puffer jackets as part of the collection which too are made from emergency vessels still baring it's orginal markings which adds to the character of the garments in this collection, all in keeping with his re-cycled ethos which here at Style Forecaster we just LOVE!

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