Friday 1 April 2016
Christopher Raeburn is a British fashion designer with a unique and innovative approach to creating menswear, womenswear and accessories collections. Graduating from London’s Royal College of Art in 2006, Raeburn set up his own studio in 2009 and later that year his eponymous label, showing his first collection at London Fashion Week featuring a range of outerwear constructed from original military parachutes which fast became the iconic signature of the company. Raeburn’s remade ethos guides and influences every aspect of his design and development process. His product is defined by a distinctive aesthetic, meticulous detail, considered functionality and sustainable intelligence, bringing sustainable design to a mainstream fashion audience and presenting luxury with integrity.
Throughout the last six years Christopher Raeburn collaborated with Moncler, Barbour, Victorinox, Rapha Cycles and Clarks Footwear. Christopher Raeburn is also the winner of a British Fashion Award, three UK Fashion and Textile Awards and is the current GQ Men of the Year recipient for the Best Emerging Designer category.
The Victoria and Albert Museum has always been an inspiration; whether it be memories from my childhood, studies at the neighbouring Royal College of Art or recent exhibitions, it's always been relevant. Having the opportunity to show our collections as part of Fashion in Motion is an absolute honour.
Fashion in Motion will showcase key pieces from Raeburn’s collections in menswear, womenswear and accessories.
About Fashion in Motion:
The V&A’s Fashion in Motion series brings catwalk shows by leading international designers to the V&A. The aim is to show fashion as it is meant to be seen – in movement. Previous designers featured in the series include Alexander McQueen, Christian Lacroix, Erdem, Gareth Pugh, Giles Deacon, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jenny Packham, Meadham Kirchhoff, Missoni, Roksanda Ilincic, Vivienne Westwood and Yoji Yamamoto.