In the fast-paced world of fashion, we see collection after collection after collection, with items being thrown away after just a season because they are not ‘in’ anymore. When Vestiaire Collective was launched in Paris in October 2009, something started to change. With a new global marketplace for premium and luxury pre-owned fashion, we’ve started to notice a change in the fashion world’s practices. Sure, nothing can change overnight, but with a focus on sustainability, we can slowly note the modernisation and drive of reuse (vintage) fashion is more important than ever. With that in mind, Vestiaire Collective and media and retail brand Byronesque have partnered to bring Vestiaire Collective’s members an unique vintage collection.
Vestiaire Collective X Byronesque Vintage Edit
The edit brings members exceptionally rare archive pieces - 200 one-of-a-kind items you will not find anywhere else, from an era when designers dared to brake rules and reinvent themselves and the fashion industry. The collection curated by Byronesque pays homage to key moments in fashion’s history, with items that tell a story. This edit marks Vestiaire Collective’s new Archive Series, in which the marketplace will focus on unique vintage collections.
Curious? So are we! We’re told you’ll find extremely rare pieces like Vintage Maison Martin Margiela Semi-Couture dressmakers bodice apron (1997), one of Jean Paul Gaultier's lesser known belted trench coats (1998) and Comme Des Garcons show robe (1986) in the edit. What’s more, pieces by Jeremy Scott, Balenciaga and Yohji Yamamoto will be made available, all authenticated by the Westwood company.
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