Emerging London-based designer Ashley Raynor is debuting at New York Fashion Week. With her firm focus on sustainability: fabric choice and zero waste pattern cutting are priorities. Her Autumn/Winter 2020 Collection includes organic fabrics, cork (made from tree bark) faux leather made from mushrooms and biodegradable recycled wood pulp felt.

Designer: Ashley Raynor @ashley.raynor
Photography: Christopher Bissell @christopherbissell
Makeup: Bryanna @bryanna_angel_mua
Model: Elisa @elisa.fuglebjerg
Model Agency: @lindenstaub
Model: Erik @erikperrins

Named after the Mars Rover ‘Opportunity’ that landed on Mars in 2004. This coat takes inspiration directly from the biosphere project specifically linked with colonizing Mars, this unique oversized coat feature grey filed outer layer with silver chrhrome giant eyelets and artificial grass or real grass (depending upon selection), six layers of wadding and a silver viscose lining. It features a 40cm silver clunky zip and random placement quilling allover.

Named after the first Mars Probe and the first item in this collection, this striking oversized coat features a 100 per cent organic denim outer layer which has been hand printed with navy blue binder and silver foil in a unique octopus print, six layers of wadding and a silver viscose lining. It features a 100 cm silver chunky zip with hidden zip guard. It’s 31 drawstring channels, elastic and loggles can be adjusted to create different silhouettes for the wearer. The hidden side pockets and oversized sleeves create a unique wearable art piece. The print was hand created by using an ancient Gyolaku process to create the unique and standout octopus print.

Named after the Mars probe ‘Pathfinder’ that landed on Mars in 1997, this unique oversized coat features a distressed printed outer layer, six layers of wadding and silver viscose lining. It features a 100cm silver chunky zip and random placement quilling all over. Its oversized hood, cuffs and hem feature a brown faux fur trim.

Named after the Mars rover ‘Spirit’ that landed on Mars in 2004. This coat directly links to the plastic waste epidemic across the globe. Its aim is to recycle and repurpose one-use items to create a reusable and wearable item. Its naturally insulated properties make it a warm and wearable art piece that highlights the current issues in today’s world.


Reducing the impact of the fashion industry by creating wearable art from recycled textiles.

Skin prep West barn Co-balancing cleanser and day cream, Embryolisse moisturizer. Skin by Terry brightening CC serum. Foundation – Marc Jacobs shameless foundation. Concealer Charlotte Tilbury. Powder Charlotte Tilbury. Blush – Zoeva. Highlighter Becca skin perfector. Soap brows. Lip conditioner by Sensai Beauty. Lip colour gloss and lip pencil by Charlotte Tilbury. Macara by Code Beauty. Liner Delilah gel. Paint b Kryolan. Facelace silver eyes.

Named after the ‘Mars 2’ probe which crash landed in 1971. These utility trousers feature an invisible side zip, two x ankle zips, paneling and text detailing the Mars Colonization Project’s key value and information. Opportunity grass coat.

See Ashley Raynor at NYFW.