Farfetch Release Walter Van Beirendonck Archive Collection
Farfetch currently holds the most extensive collection of luxury clothing on a single platform, providing 190 countries with access to over 1,000 luxury retailers. In collaboration with House of Liza - an organisation that specialises in archive pieces - the online retailer released a new Walter Van Beirendonck collection, sourced from the designers extensive and varied archive.
Walter Van Beirendonck has long been considered one of the most influential creatives of his generation. The Belgian designer has always been innovative, disregarding gender restraints and offering unisex collections in the 1990’s when breaking these norms would have been viewed by many as radical. He also incorporated graphic design into his collections and worked with fluorescent shades and slogans. Although these ideas are currently circulating in mainstream fashion, two decades ago Van Beirendonck was one of the first to release them. Rob Nowill, Farfetch’s Deputy Editor, explained that they chose Van Berirendonck because “Walter is a designer who has always celebrated creativity above all else. His body of work is at once joyful and political, playful yet highly considered.” Meaning his designs are still relevant in today’s fashion market.
The designer worked closely with Farfetch and House of Liza, creating an edit of designs spanning from 1990 to 2018 as an example of the designers breadth of style, including both signature designs and rare pieces. The collection includes pieces from his label AESTHETICTERRORISTS which are rarities in themselves, as well as renowned items like the deconstructed bomber jacket from his collection ‘The Big Bang’.
The collection is available from Friday 21st June on Farfetch.com . Prices start from £210.
TEXT BY ISOBEL GORMAN-BUCKLEY