Backstage photography by Maude Maillard
On Sunday, the latest Christopher Ræburn collection, LAUNCH SS17, featuring both men's and women's designs, boldly sped down the runway. A fast-paced presentation with a bespoke soundtrack of haunting beats and vocals, the collection was inspired by pioneers of 20th century space travel and cult sci-fi movie THX 1138. LAUNCH SS17 builds on key CR themes of sustainability and exploration with outerwear constructed from deadstock Tyvek and Nomex, velcro strapping and packs, and modular detachable velcro patches. Other pieces too were adorned with an alphabet of velcro patches, as well as icon patches, motifs lifted from the 'Space Manifesto' montage (below). Included in this manifesto print is the Ethos emblem stating the Christopher Ræburn qualities of 'Reduced', 'Recycled', 'Remade'. This could be seen on sweatshirts and t-shirts on the catwalk. Alongside the clothing were new futuristic luggage pieces and the latest shoe collaboration with British brand Clarks, lightweight trainers and sandals, arguably the finest set yet. Stay in orbit for more info and images.