Christopher Ræburn has worked with Victorinox over the course of almost a decade. Ræburn was first approached by Victorinox to collaborate on a men's and women's wear capsule collection. The makers of original Swiss army knives set up a “Remade in Switzerland” studio in Ibach, the birthplace of Victorinox founder Karl Elsener, where Ræburn not only sourced the fabrics for his collection, but also found the original house in which Elsener launched the brand. It was here that Ræburn chose to establish his Swiss LAB, where he would produce the 100 pieces of each style by hand. The collaboration launched on schedule during New York Fashion Week in February 2011.
In 2017, when the creative union was discontinued, Ræburn said, “I’m exceptionally proud of the 7-year partnership I’ve had with Victorinox, from our original “Remade in Switzerland” project in 2011, my appointment as Artistic Director of the Apparel Division in 2013 to more recent cross-divisional endeavours, it’s been a pleasure and above all an honour to work for a family-owned business with such integrity and alongside some exceptionally talented individuals. I will look back at my time with Victorinox with great fondness and wish all at Victorinox nothing but the best for an exciting future.”