On the 8th January Christopher Rӕburn proposed a selection of clothing that had been reconstructed and recycled, toying with the notion of sustainability and imagination to recreate the new from the old.
The collection deconstructed bomb disposal outfits, camouflage jackets and blankets to reconstruct an array of outerwear. This included hoodies, parka coats, rain macs and notably, a quirky chameleon leather look bag that represented the concept of revealing and concealing, and slung on the shoulders of some of the models.
The sense of piecing materials together was intentionally made evident within the physical result, with clothing created from multiple materials with a patchwork effect. The integration of multiple materials, colours, and patterns into one ensemble adds a refreshing touch to the typically uniform style of outerwear. Most creative was the collections use of rucksack straps, which were attached as a form of fastening and applique for the khaki green coats worn by the models, providing the garments with an asymmetric effect.
In reconstructing fashionable clothing from previous products that may not have initially been perceived as having stylistic potential, Christopher Rӕburn AW17 expresses just how important it is use initiative, imagination and to think outside the box to create garments that have an impact.