Can utility be elegant? Absolutely - if its designed by Christopher Raeburn.
Inspired by the English coast and naval bases, the Newgen-winner's AW13 collection is an extremely wearable and beautifully made line of quilted bomber jackets, sweaters, dresses, trousers in parkas in neutrals and darks with a splashes of print, royal blue, pink and gold - brilliant for those who want signature pieces to make their winter wardrobe to pop.
You forget the Royal College of Art graduate has - as he does every season - re-purposed military textiles to create each piece and although it's functional, the first thing you think when you look at it is fashion. Also, for his work with lace - Christopher, we salute you.
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