“It’s about all things arctic,” said Christopher Raeburn, who sent forth a small army of arctic explorers for his “Polaris” collection, the starting point for which was Icelandic photographer Ragnar Axelsson’s “Last Days of the Arctic” exhibition at London’s Proud Gallery. The result was a range of technical outerwear that was both functional and stylish. A palette of muted grays, navies and olive tones, highlighted with flashes of yellow, glacier white and cream, came in deconstructed Siberian officers’ coats that had been transformed into furry funnel-neck coats and bombers, while parkas were made of repurposed vintage German military sleeping bags and original snow camouflage was laminated and appeared in one standout faux fur hooded parka.

A polar bear was this season’s playful mascot and came in intarsia knits, while sporty varsity references were seen in waxed cotton color-blocked jackets with contrast sleeves and ribbed hems and cuffs.

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