January 8th, 2014
named his latest collection for Pre-Fall 2014 “Polaris”: making us all
stateside wonder whether or not he is psychic given the polar vortex
sweeping through a good portion of the United States right now. All
arctic everything was on the menu, with a selection heavy in outerwear
and cozy knits.
Function is always high in whatever Raeburn offers up, though style
is never sacrificed. The palette here was subdued with navy, army green,
and ash, though pops of yellow were injected into the designs.
The brand excels in deconstructed and repurposed design and this
collection was no exception. Raeburn gave a new spin to the coats of
Siberian officers, turning them into shaggy fur bombers and coats:
though these pieces are made for the boys, I can easily see a slew of
stylish women coveting these (myself included).
Parkas are perfect for transitional dressing and they were served up
here in both short and long lengths, reimagined from the vintage sleeping bags of German military soldiers.
The arctic tundra is the home of the polar bear, thus the furry
animal was given its time to shine on knits and bomber sleeves for a
I can definitely see stylish men like Jay-Z, Kanye West,
and Lebron James in these poignant and well-crafted designs. My
favorite pieces in the collection were the relaxed, yet totally wearable
pants: some with contrast-stripe detailing for an athletic-inspired
spin and others with leather exposed pockets for a modern edge.
What do you think of Christopher Raeburn’s latest menswear collection?