Christopher Raeburn Loves Going Commando
Fashion designers are a lot like middle children and reality TV stars when it comes to their need for constant attention. Middle children write on the walls and develop drug problems, reality stars get drunk in front of cameras and bare their breasts for paparazzi, fashion designers turn their runway shows into miniature rock operas and make clothes out of unusual materials. Case in point: Christopher Raeburn.
English designer Christopher Raeburn makes a routine of going commando, creating an interesting array of street apparel mostly from redeployed parachutes and military fabrics. Patterns in the garments are meant to compliment the harsh weather.
His designs have not escaped notice having drawn the attention of celebrity-blogger Kanye West as well as notching Raeburn a spot in the recent book, 100 New Fashion Designers. Ironically enough Raeburn appeared as a contestant on the British equivalent of “Project Runway”, “Project Catwalk”.