Christopher Ræburn X Barbour

21.07.2014

We have teamed up with British Heritage brand Barbour to create a capsule collection of limited edition womenswear pieces. Inspired by Barbour’s extensive archive and military history but with Christopher Raeburn’s unique handwriting, the collection captures the spirit and ethos of both brands.

The collection, which now is available to purchase at Fenwick of Bond Street, features outerwear, knitwear, shirts and dresses in addition to an assortment of accessories including hats, gloves, scarves and bags. 

The collection takes it's inspiration from the story of the Ursula Jacket from the Barbour archive:  

“In 1937, Captain George Phillips took command of the Ursula, one of the first of the new U-class submarines.  One of his Lieutenant’s was a keen motorcyclist who wore a one piece oversuit made by Barbour. Captain Phillips instructed him to wear the suit while he aimed a fire hose on him. Despite the force of the water, the navigating officer remained dry. Impressed by the protection the suit offered, Captain Phillips visited Barbour and persuaded them to cut the suit in two to make a jacket and trousers.  The result was the ‘Ursula Suit’ which became standard issue for all in the Submarine service.“

Sarah Lawrenson, Head of Womenswear at Barbour said “We are delighted to be working with Christopher Ræburn.  When he came up to see the Barbour archives, he was immediately attracted to the story of the Ursula suit. Together, we have created a collection which not only captures the essence of Barbour’s military heritage but also reflects the signature handwriting of both brands.  The use of tartan and Christopher’s signature snow spot are cleverly interwoven to create unique and striking designs.”

Christopher added: “Working with Barbour and particularly on womenswear has been a real honour. It’s a brand with so much heritage that appealed to me due to its inherent function but I’m proud of the fun, feminine collection that we’ve been able to achieve through the collaboration.”


SS15 MERIDIAN Cool Wool

16.06.2014

We are pleased to continue our collaboration with The Woolmark Company, working with Cool Wool once again on a range of garments throughout our SS15 MERIDIAN menswear collection. We’re proudly working with many of the best stores throughout the world; naturally the weather is remarkably different in each territory and Cool Wool works for all of them.

Discover more about our use of Cool Wool and the inspirations behind our Spring / Summer collection below - 



Christopher Ræburn wins the UKFT Menswear Brand Award

24.05.2014

We are extremely pleased to have won the Menswear Brand Award at Thursday night's UK Fashion and Textiles UKFT Awards! Huge thanks to everyone for their congratulations, kind words and ongoing support!

Read about the evening, including the full list of nominees and winners, at the UK Fashion and Textiles website:

http://www.ukft.org/


Christopher Ræburn nominated for the UKFT Menswear Brand Award

09.05.2014

We are incredibly pleased to have been nominated in the Menswear Brand category for this year’s UKFT Awards. The UKFT have been tireless supporters of Christopher Ræburn. We are very proud of our commitment to and ongoing investment in UK fashion and textile manufacturing and it’s great to have this commitment and our development as a business recognised.

Read more about the UKFT's work and the awards ceremony here.

Photo credit: Dan Sims, BFC


Christopher Ræburn Shortlisted for the GQ/BFC Designer Menswear Fund

02.05.2014

We are pleased to announce we have been shortlisted for the GQ/British Fashion Council Designer Menswear Fund. The fund not only offers financial support but also expert guidance and mentoring from some of the best heads in the business.

It’s an honour to be included alongside such exciting British menswear talent and we wish our fellow nominees Lou Dalton, E Tautz, Richard Nichol and Christopher Shannon the best of luck!

Discover more about the Designer Menswear Fund here.

Photo credit: Dan Sims, BFC 



Christopher Ræburn X Grenson

11.03.2014

We are pleased to announce we have teamed up with Grenson Shoes and MR PORTER to create a limited edition boot as part of their London Collections: Men collaborative footwear collection! Made in England by Grenson’s skilled craftsmen, the military-inspired boot combines exceptional quality with function and style.

The ankle boot is constructed from a hard-wearing olive canvas and features brogue-detailed textured leather panels and a cleated sole based on original British Commando boots.

Shop the boots here on MR PORTER:
http://bit.ly/1oVbRfj



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