Christopher Ræburn X Unmade awarded best Digital Coalition

19.05.2016

Last night Christopher Ræburn received the accolade for best Digital Coalition at the Fashion Futures Awards for our SS16 collaboration with Unmade. Run by Decoded Fashion and the BFC, the awards focus on innovations through technology within the fashion and retail industries. The ceremony was held at LSO St Luke’s yesterday evening and concluded the Decoded Fashion London Summit, bringing together key players in fashion, design, communications, retail and tech. The Christopher Ræburn X Unmade collaboration fused elements from Ræburn’s SS16 Borneo collection and Unmade’s unique manufacturing process of one-off luxury knitwear pieces. Using a ‘Map’ print from the SS16 Borneo collection, a ‘Ribbon’ pattern and a ‘Dye’ render by CR, the genius of Unmade’s technique is that each individual garment can be digitally tweaked by the customer. Every piece is made to order so not only is it totally unique, it is also a highly sustainable method of production.

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Christopher RÆBURN nominated for the BFC/GQ Menswear Fund

17.05.2016

Established in September 2013, the BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund, supported by Vertu, provides a British-based menswear designer with financial support and access to high-level business mentoring and professional services. The Fund supports fledgling UK businesses with international reach who have graduated through the existing British Fashion Council talent support schemes or are at a similar stage of development.

"We thought it was about time that the menswear industry had its own fund […] there are now more exciting menswear designers in Britain than ever before." – Dylan Jones OBE, Editor-in-Chief of GQ Magazine and Chair of London Collections: Men

Each year, a judging panel of industry experts selects a long list from the applicants to attend an interview after which up to eight businesses will be shortlisted, based on their contribution to the reputation of the British fashion industry creatively, commercial achievements to date and their three-year plan which should include infrastructure and employment opportunities to support growth. As an emerging and innovative brand in British menswear, Christopher RÆBURN has been nominated for the fund. With a brand new premises in the heart of Hackney, east London and some very exciting upcoming collaborations and projects, director Christopher Ræburn knows what a great opportunity this is.

“It’s an honour to be nominated and provides huge potential for us to continue moving forward as a progressive British brand. We want to educate people on how and why we make things the way we do, the thinking behind it, the values of our approach and how we work, to bring them directly into our creative world. We want to make a difference.”

The first round of presentations takes place on Wednesday 18th May. More updates on the project coming soon

Visit the British Fashion Council site for further details


Christopher RÆBURN has moved

05.05.2016

The Christopher Ræburn studio HQ has moved. From the depths of east London to the bustling centre of Hackney, we're busy unpacking and readjusting to this purpose-designed space. The whole team are very excited to be in this new location in one of the capital's most creative and diverse neighbourhoods. More images and information coming very soon.

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CR X Clarks AW16

27.01.2016

We've teamed up with the classic British footwear brand, Clarks, once again - this time, on Mongolia-inspired boots. Featuring new styles such as the Trigenic-inspired Scale boot and using the tough and demanding Mongolian climate as inspiration, the line of menswear shoes were premiered at our London Collection: Men AW16 show this January.


CR X Star Wars: Fashion Finds the Force

27.01.2016

The release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has inspired 10 British designers to embark on a special project in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, and the Christopher Raeburn team is more than glad to have been involved in creating designs inspired by the movie.

Designs were be showcased at the “Star Wars: Fashion Finds The Force” presentation on November 26 in London, and are available to fans worldwide by online auction at www.starwarsfashion.london, with all proceeds donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, on behalf of Star Wars: Force for Change. 


SS16 SARAWAK Womenswear

05.10.2015

On 22nd September we presented our Womenswear SS16 SARAWAK collection at London Fashion Week.

A spirit of adventure, freedom and the discovery of new horizons lie at the heart of the collection. Inspired by the jungle territory of Borneo and female explorers both real and imagined, SARAWAK considers a woman negotiating an unknown environment.

The utilitarian silhouettes, fabrics and elemental colour palette of the traditional adventurer are adapted through remade and reworked garments. A bold emphasis on dresses and skirts uncovers an undone, unconstrained look that both reconciles and challenges ideas of masculine and feminine - the essence of the Christopher Raeburn womenswear label.


Christopher Raeburn X Avery Dennison RBIS

24.09.2015

Continuing on our for season-long collaboration at London Fashion week, we're pleased to once again work with Avery Dennison RBIS. For Spring/Summer 2016, the "SARAWAK" collection features graphic flock heat transfer embellishment on cotton drill and jersey pieces. The entire collection also incorporates high-definition woven labels made from recycled yarn - looking at every stage of sustainability. 


Christopher Raeburn X Knyttan

24.09.2015

We're so pleased to team up with Knyttan to develop a collection of lightweight knitwear. Look out for the launch of our bespoke knitwear collaboration that echoes both the mottled pattern of the naturally hand-dyed silk and the collection's signature graphics.


CR for Clarks

10.09.2015

We've collaborated with Clarks on a Borneo-inspired (apt to our SS16 theme) collection, where we have successfully evolved a design aesthetic that captures both the brands' essence - our signature urban utilitarian aesthetic and Clark's classic simplicity. With styles for both men and women, the collection features sandals with woven detailing and bold ankle straps. Created using recycled EVA and cork, the modern but vintage-esque shoes stick to our sustainability ethos.

We're pleased to debut the diverse and yet cohesive nature of the women's final range at our London Fashion Week show in exactly 12 days.


Breakthrough Designer Award, GQ Men of the Year 2015

10.09.2015

 

"As well as a hugely talented designer, Christopher Raeburn has become something of a hero for environmentally-ethical living.''
-GQ

Completely humbled and absolutely honoured to have been named Breakthrough Designer of the Year at the GQ Men of the Year award last evening. Such a pleasure to be named alongside some of the most exciting names at the moment - especially as a brand with a sustainable approach to fashion.   

We wouldn't be here if not for London Collections: Men in terms of how menswear is seen by the world today. So a giant thank you to Dylan Jones, Robert Johnston, Elgar Johnson and everyone at GQ for starting the initiative and for such an incredible evening. Naturally as well, so much gratitude towards the incredible CR team for all of their ongoing energy and of course the British Fashion Council as well as our PR Company - Exposure.

Roll on London Collections: Men AW16.


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