Originally posted on threadGently.:
Christopher Raeburn is truly fashion forward. His A/W 2013-14 collection over the weekend at London Fashion Week continues to debunk the myth for the rest of the fashion world that beautiful clothes can’t be created with ethics and sustainability in mind.
The collection this season found its inspiration in WWII sea forts, where utilitarian outerwear gives way to feminine silhouettes, prints and colours. Body-con dresses are remade from Russian breton striped jumpers. Pencil skirts and tailored trousers emerged alongside cropped biker jackets in steal grey wool covered with lace prints. Neon pinks popped under black mesh and quilted bronze. Utilitarian duffel coats in grey wool took on the appearance of an ocean, which dazzled with flecks of blue and bronze. This collection was all about detail and tailoring, and it demanded attention.