Farfetch, the leading global technology platform for the luxury fashion industry, has joined forces with vintage specialist House of Liza to launch a collection of Walter Van Beirendonck archive pieces. Launched on June 21st exclusively online on Farfetch.com, the collection includes 122 original designs from Van Beirendonck’s incredible body of work over the past 33 years.
Rob Nowill, Deputy Editor, Farfetch
This is the first time that customers across the globe are given access to such a vast archive from one of fashion’s leading visionaries. One of Belgium’s most renowned fashion designers, Walter Van Beirendonck was an original member of the Antwerp Six and is one of the most influential creatives of his generation. Known for his irreverent approach to design and his ability to push the boundaries of debates around taste and gender, Van Beirendonck’s designs were the starting point for strong graphics, statement slogans and fluorescent shades, provoking the establishment in a way that seems commonplace in today’s world but was rarely seen at the time. Indifferent to trends and commercial pressure, Walter has always focused on exploring gender boundaries, embracing creativity and individuality to offer unisex collections since the early 90’s.
Farfetch has worked closely with House of Liza founder Gonçalo Velosa and Van Beirendonck himself to present a carefully curated edit of signature styles and one-of-a-kind designs from the Walter Van Beirendonck archive. Spanning from 1990 to 2018 across all past and current labels, the edit acts as a time capsule of the designer’s body of work and offers some of his most iconic pieces. Included in this collection are the showstopping deconstructed bomber from the early 1990/91 collection The Big Bang, bespoke trousers created from an interlinking huddle of ‘Walter’ toys from the 2003/04 Pixidust collection, and a tailored jacket with three-dimensional applique effects from the acclaimed 2008 Sexclown collection.
Goncalo Velosa, founder, House of Liza
The collection will be available in sizes running from S-L, in single quantities of each piece. The starting price for the collection is £210.
About HOUSE OF LIZA
Founded in 2010 on East London’s Pearson Street, House of Liza specialises in designer archive pieces, offering customers pre-loved fashion from previous decades.
Key labels which form part of the House of Liza archive include Comme des Garçons, Helmut Lang, Issey Miyake, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Junya Watanabe, Kansai Yamamoto, Walter Van Beirendonck, and Yohji Yamamoto.
Images/Courtesy of Farfetch