Chutes you

Designer Christopher Raeburn specialises in producing beautifully designed but functional jackets and outerwear from recycled military uniforms and parachute fabrics, sourced internationally from de-commissioned stock and all produced in his East London studio.

There are six core shapes in the current collection - we love the pop-out parka (left), with a shell made from recycled military parachutes and also using seaming and cords from the original parachute. The reversible and detachable jacket part is made from pure wool and cold war era camouflage fabric. The knee-length, golden parachute poncho with full face hood is another highlight. Raeburn has form when it comes to parachutes, having provided Richard Branson and his team with jackets made from their balloon fabric. From £500, available exclusively at Liberty 

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