In The Studio With Christopher Raeburn

London-based fashion designer Christopher Raeburn opens up his studio, the Remake Space, housed in Burberry’s old textile building, for A/D/O — and expands on the origin and evolution of his distinctive design philosophy.

The Royal College of Art graduate and multiple award-winner is celebrating the tenth anniversary of his eponymous label with a recommitment to his overriding design ethos: remake, reuse, recycle.

With his future-minded and sustainable approach to sourcing textiles and materials — such as reappropriating Russian and Danish navy blankets and British Royal Air Force helicopter jackets into standout pieces for his Fall 2018 menswear collection — Raeburn rejects the single-use, fast-fashion mentality that suffuses industry practices.

Recent collaborations include refurbished looks from the iconic boot-maker Timberland’s collections from the ‘80s and ‘90s, and uniforms for V&A staff made of recycled and organic textiles with patterns inspired by the museum’s most prized works.

Raeburn, as the fashion world’s paragon of upcycling, continues to inspire and challenge other artists to embrace a new paradigm of design and consumption.

Film by Frederick & Edward Paginton

Text by Meredith Lawder