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Christopher Raeburn is next up in the V&A’s illustrious ‘Fashion in Motion’ series
By Lewis Firth | Fashion | 17 March 2016

Photo courtesy of Takanori Okuwaki

Top image: Christopher Raeburn FW16, photograph by Takanori Okuwaki

London’s prolific museum, the V&A, will be displaying the works of Christopher Raeburn – call it a mini retrospective – for their ‘Fashion in Motion’ series.

On 1st April there will be four shows. Key pieces – across menswear, womenswear and accessories – shall be showcased on a catwalk (the purpose of the series is hinted in the name: to exhibit works of respected artists ‘in motion’, rather than statically).

Innovation paired with a core focus on sustainability has been the essence of his brand since he set up his studio in 2009. Militaristic equipment (remember those recurring parachute parkas?) have been remade and rejuvenated with distinct meticulousness, functionality and, of course, covetable details, silhouettes and accessories.

Alexander McQueen, Gareth Pugh, Yohji Yamamoto, Missoni, Erdem and Jean Paul Gaultier are some of the many international acclaimed designers and houses that have previously taken part in the V&A series.

Tickets are free and should be booked in advance, which will be available from 10am on Monday 21 March from the V&A website.

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