The AW16 menswear collection takes us to the desolate steppes of Mongolia, finding tactile textures and rich colours, as worn by the nomadic people who inhabit this awesome place. Sustainable and natural fabrics mix with colour and technique to reflect Mongolian craftsmanship and culture, and the strength of the people there who sustain there fascinating folk traditions.
“For this season we discovered inpsiration in one of the most amazing landscapes on the planet." says Christopher Ræburn. "The nomadic peoples of Mongolia have incredible traditions, and we've used materials, icons and silouhettes based on this to create AW16 Wintercamp."
Sustainability and longevity is also key to the collection, with REMADE pieces constructed from military materials, morphing into modern menswear pieces. The print and embroidery uses both iconography and handrawn illustrations featuring Mongolian winter camp scenes, the endangered snow leopard and cyrillic script. In contrast, there are woolen hand knitted garments that echo a more rudimentary style of insulation and form.
Alongside this are classic Christopher Ræburn pieces, such as the Wool Parka, Quilted Bomber, and the immortal CR Gilet. Updates have also been made to Bomber Jacket styles and the Zip Pocket Joggers. Elsewhere the accessories feature essential pieces such as the Lightweight Packaway Tote and Daypack, using recycled polyester fill and iconic diamond quilt detailing.