English designer Christopher Raeburn presented his Spring Summer 2016 collection at London Collections: Mens. For this season’s collection Christopher found inspiration in Tom Harrisson known as “Barefoot Anthropologist” who spent most of his life in Sarawak, Borneo.
“We quite like our characters and our narrative, as you know. We found an amazing guy called Tom Harrison, who was famous during the 30s and 40s, through to the 50s actually. He was known as “The Barefoot Anthropologist” and he was an English guy who went to Borneo and lived with the tribes there way before anyone was doing anything like that. I really like that mix between the 50s shapes and the oversized trousers and the military references, mixed with all of the textiles and texture from the tribal side. It was mashing those two things together.” – Christopher about the ideas behind the show (for i-D Magazine)