Christopher Raeburn’s New Capsule Is an Existential Challenge to the Fashion System

London designer Christopher Raeburn will tomorrow launch a collection of fabulous old clothes. Entitled Raefound, the collection consists of 43 pieces of unissued military surplus items available in a full range of sizes that were originally produced for ‘agencies’—shall we say—across Europe, and which have been sourced by Raeburn. There is a gorgeous British pilot’s vest with leather looking pocket features and precision-tooled zips that will retail at £195 and should make any hypebeast swoon. There are desert camo and woodland camo issue pieces created on the highest spec—the price a government is willing to pay to maximize the survivability of its employees—and which, oh yes, just happen to look cool AF.

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