Christopher Raeburn recycling camo
Words Oisin Fogarty Graveson
To mark Fall/Winter 2017, Christopher Raeburn teams up with Save The Duck to create Recycle – a sustainable luxury capsule collection which deconstructs the seasonal shifts of urbanity, but with a military twist.
Recycle will be the first luxury capsule collection from Save The Duck, a subsidiary of Milan-based clothing company Forest. Aptly, if oddly, named, Save The Duck’s collections are always 100% animal-free, meaning no feathers, hides, leather or fur. With sustainability at the forefront of their operation, Christopher Raeburn’s involvement brings a matching ecological mentality – as seen in his constant use of army surplus in previous collaborations with brands like MCM and Barbour.
Raeburn’s projection of the natural world onto military silhouettes is a reimagining of “camouflage”.
Raeburn’s signature repurposing of military garments and fabrics sourced throughout Europe is out in force once again with Recycle, and the UK-based designer’s projection – both literally and conceptually – of the natural world onto military silhouettes is a reimagining of “camouflage”.
In addition to the designer’s usual influx of garments, Save The Duck throw in their own sustainable Plumtech padding, a totally plume free quilted fabric which won the Vegan Fashion Award by PETA, plus heat sealed seams to tackle unpredictable weather.