Christopher Raeburn Spring 2014 Menswear collection is an intuitive take on rural and urban sportswear that cunningly utilizes the four elements of earth, water, air, and fire. Colored in earthly tones of forest green, pebble gray, and sand beige, the beginning looks are streaked with ink stains that resemble evidence of being caught out in the rain. The motif is fashioned into a trench coat, jacket, and blazer and styled with muted pieces of powder blue and gray. Other pieces in the collection sport brighter, more feminine tones of salmon pink and caramel beige, thus allowing wearers to be seen during nightly adventures.
Functionally, the textiles used to construct the pieces play a key role in executing Raeburn’s aesthetic vision. Not only are the mesh, long-sleeved shirts, translucent, beige windbreakers, and sheer t-shirts with a cracked-rock pattern stylishly brilliant, but they are also imbued with the novel characteristic of play. The slightly oversized and loose-fitting clothes are designed to work with the forces of nature rather than against them in either the rugged outdoors or the urban concrete jungle. The entire collection is outstanding in its own right and we’re keen to see more of Raeburn’s creations in seasons to come.