Vogue International Editor Suzy Menkes is the best-known fashion journalist in the world. After 25 years commenting on fashion for the International Herald Tribune (rebranded recently as The International New York Times), Suzy Menkes now writes exclusively for Vogue online, covering fashion worldwide.
Suzy Menkes at London Fashion Week: Day One
13 Сентября 2014
The military-map prints that Christopher Raeburn has made his signature are taking fashion to an interesting new place at London’s Summer 2015 collections.
A silky sportiness is a fresh new message: dynamic or casual clothes in fabrics that used to be considered fancy.
“I’m bringing in a lot more femininity, and new fabric developments like organza and parachute silk,” said Raeburn, who in just five years has made an impact with his re-fashioned products from army and air-force suppliers.
The most striking pieces were in an iridescent fuchsia fabric created when parachute silk morphed into nylon in the 1960s. While Italian organza gave an airy lightness to a crisp shirt-dress.
Colours, like patches of dawn pink and pale blue, were inspired by the view from a flight over what Raeburn called “the epic fields of decommissioned aircraft that pepper the Arizona desert”.
No wonder the designer needs an aerial map — and he is smart enough to print it on an easy silk T-shirt.
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