LFWM: Show Reviews ft Raeburn, Iceberg & Barbour...
My LFWM show review post was so long I had to split it up, so below are 3 more brands to know for next season. RAEBURN This season, RAEBURN celebrates ten years in the industry, and for their AW19 collection we got to see highlights inspired by iconic pieces from the house, reimagined using new and innovative materials and modern silhouettes. RAEBURN has been celebrated for its sustainability and intelligent design while actively pushing the industry to think smart, for the future of the environment. This season RAEBURN constructed its collection from deadstock materials as well as waste fabric from the RAEBURN lab, focusing on a positive future with its dedicated no waste initiative. The collection was classic RAEBURN, smart pieces designed for function while cut and styled with a fashionable eye. Original typhoon suits which were designed for protection against the elements are deconstructed and intelligently reconstructed using the RAEBURN Cut n’ Shut patchwork technique to create an extraordinary parka with matching trousers. The collection saw colour with hi-vis orange jackets, coats, caps and cross body bags all created to maximise function with a modern and clean design aesthetic. We saw print in red and white plus Anoraks, culottes and shirts designed using the iconic air brake parachute but refreshed and reworked. Each piece was cleverly throughout, designed and constructed showcasing Christopher’s talent and dedication to recycling, being sustainable and paving a future for other ethical fashion houses while still remaining relevant and fashion forward with a unique aesthetic that people adore. This season RAEBURN also once again teamed with Timberland, the two brands collaborated creating pieces with Timberland silhouettes such as the iconic weatherbreaker jacket but using traditional RAEBURN recycled and ethically sourced fabrications and materials. As always, RAEBURNs collection was cleverly designed with function in mind from trailblazing materials pushing the boundaries of recycling, function and elegant design. Attractive utilitarian streetwear at its best.
ICEBERG Iceberg opened its AW19 show full of energy to a room filled with excitement. Once again, my partner in crime Saffy @StyleGrimoires and I managed to bag front row seats, and with the best view of the collection possible, we were hooked. The collection which was inspired by skiing in the Italian alps was full of colour with a punk attitude that was unapologetic. With a mix of sporty streetwear styled with more sophisticated alternatives, the show had it all. On the surface we had punk graffiti logos across knit hoodies and jackets teamed with a blizzard of crazy puzzle graphics across classic twill shirts, then layered over sleek polo necks with roomy and glossy parkas. Loud joggers in red, lime green and blues were styled with snow-tipped polo’s layered with coats in a new shape, tailored in high sheen wool and knit inserted into leather. These juxtaposed the more sophisticated pieces spotted amongst the collection, such as the navy blazer and matching trousers that could easily be worn to any office. Bandana printed loose fit jeans with matching shirts were seen for a more streetwear look, with Mickey Mouse print knitwear giving a wink of humour to the collection trailing behind. The show had it all for the modern person, a person with attitude, who knows what they want and dresses for the occasion.The blizzard of colour was exciting, fun and admirably confident. ICEBERG creates a collection that was powerful, a statement of sport-lux, luxury come streetwear that is beyond what we’ve seen before. A serious collection with a punk attitude to match pushing the boundaries of sportswear but blurring the lines of formal and informal dressing with sporty and sophisticated pieces all mixed together.
Barbour This London Fashion Week Men’s, Barbour celebrated its 125th anniversary in its AW19 presentation and to mark the milestone, Barbour previewed the Icons Re-Engineered collection.
I attended with my partner in crime Saffy at the beautiful Lancaster House, a stunning location to host Barbours anniversary pieces.
The re-engineered collection features limited edition pieces that have been inspired from the history of Barbour. Jackets and coats that have been previous staples of the iconic brand, reworked for the modern wearer. “The collection offers an authentic, contemporary take on design classics from the archives,” said Paul Wilkinson, the brand’s global marketing and commercial director.
The collection included five archival jackets including the Haydon wax cotton jacket that harks back to the early 20th century when John Barbour first started experimenting with the material, and a leather motorcycle jacket, paying homage to Duncan Barbour, who first introduced motorcycle gear to the brand in the Thirties. We saw wearable basics perfect for the British weather, with a fabulous history of quality and design.