A graduate from London’s prestigious Royal College of Arts in 2006, Raeburn is fast becoming known for his pioneering work towards the future ethical design. Launching in 2008, Raeburn’s work was handpicked for ‘Camouflage’, an exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London, he showcased a capsule collection of reversible garments, titled ‘Inverted’ at London Design Week 08, and was featured in Hywel Davies’ publication, “100 New Designers”.
2009 saw Raeburn produce a menswear collaboration with established British designer Tim Soar, which was shown at Paris Men’s Fashion Week. Winning the International Ethical Fashion Forum’s Innovation competition secured a place at London Fashion Week A/W 09 - leading to womenswear orders from Browns Focus and a high profile collaboration with upcycling company Worn Again, produced capsule collections from Virgin and Eurostar fabrics. In July, Raeburn was named winner of the “Emerging Fashion Designer” category of the “100” competition by The Independent newspaper and The Hospital Club. An invitation to show at Liberty Open Designer Day resulted in menswear orders from Liberty, plus a month long Christopher Raeburn installation in their menswear department in September. Raeburn’s Spring/Summer Collection “Digital Rainbow” shown at London Fashion Week in September secured further orders from Isetan, Takishimaya (Japan) and Browns.
In December Raeburn was selected for the esteemed British Fashion Council NEWGEN sponsorship, granting him a NEWGEN exhibition at London Fashion Week A/W 10. This will sit alongside a Christopher Raeburn installation for Esthetica at London Fashion Week, plus mentoring from industry expert, Susanne Tide-Frater through the Eco Fashion Mentor Programme. 2010 will also see Raeburn visit Tokyo and New York on trade missions.
Christopher Raeburn is known for creating ethically-aware men’s and womenswear collections that are original in design. Utilising re-appropriated military fabrics, Christopher Raeburn creates garments that are functional, intelligent and meticulously crafted