Filling Pieces wants a piece of the lucrative apparel streetwear market.The Amsterdam-based luxury footwear brand has collaborated with Barneys New York to create its first unisex collection, a streetwear-skewed casualwear assortment that will complement the brand's footwear designs.This marks the first foray outside of footwear for Filling Pieces founder and creative director Guillaume Philibert, whose background is in architecture. Each of the 12 pieces in the collection is inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's "Form Follows Function" principle, which Philibert said dictates that the shape of an object should relate to its intended purpose.“When Barneys approached us to work on an exclusive ready-to-wear launch, we started researching the process of creating apparel," he said. "It felt so natural that we decided to take the next step in expanding Filling Pieces from a footwear brand into a global multidisciplinary brand."
The spring collection consists of track pants, trousers and jackets that blend luxury materials with technical fabrics. Sweaters, hoodies and T-shirts in jersey are also offered. Prices range from $165 for a T-shirt and $225 for a hoodie to $480 for a logo bomber jacket. It launches this week at Barneys' stores in New York and Los Angeles as well as online. Philibert said he visited Barneys when he came to New York for the first time at the age of 16 to go to the Guggenheim Museum."I remember being on the hunt for a sweater by Billionaire Boys Club, which was the label designed and founded by Pharrell Williams, and one of the first brands to exist during the era of luxury streetwear," he said. "The level of the fashion, the whole shopping experience, the in-store presentation, and the care for product was something that, at that age, I had never experienced before. This is where my personal love for Barneys started."
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