Christopher Raeburn
By Anna Glassman

WATERPROOF STAPLES London: Christopher Raeburn is the master of urbanized military garb, bringing functional waterproof outerwear and refined athletic-style bottoms to the runway each …

Jan 09, 2013
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WATERPROOF STAPLES
London: Christopher Raeburn is the master of urbanized military garb, bringing functional waterproof outerwear and refined athletic-style bottoms to the runway each season. For F/W 13 the designer reprised the map prints seen in his S/S 13 women’s collection, using these topographical lines as a subtle detail on anoraks and bomber jackets. Specifically inspired by England’s Redsand Sea Forts, the collection was clearly intended for wet coastal weather and standouts included hooded nylon car coats in lifeguard red as well as felted wool warm up jackets. But although these pieces were surely functional and wearable, the Fall presentation as a whole lacked the humor and innovative touches of Raeburn’s previous work.—Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Easy-fit / Layered

Color: White / Charcoal / Chambray blue / Olive / Navy / Cherry red / Metallic gunmetal / Camel

Key Items: Bomber jackets / Car coats / Cargo sweatpants / Relaxed-fit jeans / Waterproof anoraks

Materials: Waterproof nylon / Denim / Jersey / Fleece / Felted wool

Print + Pattern: Map prints / Colorblocking / Stripes / Plaid

Details + Trim: Hoods / Drawstrings / Quilting / Cargo pockets / Zippers / Toggle closures / Elasticized cuffs

Accessories + Footwear: Wrapped scarves / Running sneakers / Leather gloves / Baseball caps / Leather hightops / Messenger bags / Backpacks

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