Christopher Ræburn’s range of accessories has grown to such a degree that it happily stands alone as a collection. In Shanghai's Corso Como, his range of men's backpacks were prominently displayed without his clothing collections and his mascot range for women, of which Owly, my constant companion is a member of, was coveted by almost every Shanghai fashionista that set their eyes on him. SIGH.
For Spring ⁄ Summer 2015 Christopher Raeburn draws inspiration from the desert boneyard in Arizona - a nirvana for the creed of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The breathtakingly beautiful spectacle of up to 4,000 military aircraft, carefully stored and awaiting reintegration or reappropriation, is reflected in the colours, fabrics and motifs for the season.
His SS15 accessories collection includes a zip top tote (main picture, that I want badly) an update to the classic backpack in British Millerain and a multi-functional holdall, which can also be used as a rucksack.
But, it's this season's collaboration with premium accessories specialists C6 that's so exciting! C6 will produce a rucksack and a laptop case featuring a unique Christopher Ræburn print, made up of all 10 animal mascots and marking the approach of the brand’s five-year anniversary.
I have managed to get my hands on one, and it's going to be a lucky winner this Thursday that we will be its proud owner! So, head over @mscastrorides on Twitter and get retweeting. You're still in with a chance.