A backstage look at Christopher Raeburn’s spring/summer collection of utilitarian city chic

Fashion One takes you backstage and to the runway for Christopher Raeburn's spring/summer 2015 showcase at the opening day of London Fashion Week. Our London correspondent Stefanie Rycraft Jones takes you through the presentation and chats with the key players.

Mark Trinder, head hair stylist from the Charles Worthington team, talks us through their ‘tousled luxe’ concept, creating effortless chic with natural gentle waves and focusing more on technique than products. He also reveals the best technique for applying elixir oil to get a flawless result every time. Whilst head make up artist Debbie Finnegan, from the Mac pro team, created a fresh, cool, streamlined look based on the collection’s concept of lightness and 'freedom in flight’ utilizing a spring color palette.

We chat to Liberty’s head of fashion, Stephen Ayres, fresh off the plane from New York, who was excited about the show and looking forward to seeing the use of fabrics and technology as well as expecting some trademark utilitarian twists. Journalist Hilary Alexander also had a lot to say about technology and the growth of e-commerce in the industry. She described Christopher Raeburn as the epitome of the fashion and technology mix.

The garments featured chic utility wear with subtle use of print on eye catching pieces in pastel pinks, powdery blues and grays with several sheer fabrics used. A modern collection for a stylish city girl.
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