The range – which will be available at Harrods, Barneys and Colette, includes unisex items such as oversized hoodies, short-sleeve T-shirts, beanies and socks in a color palette of gray, navy, red and fuchsia. Prices will be similar to those of Vetements, with hoodies at $1,119.60, socks at $102.80, a long-sleeve t-shirt at $719.70, and caps at $285.60. The collection will be available at stores including Barneys New York, Harrods, and Colette.
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Hilfiger told WWD that Guram Dvasalia—one half of the Vetements duo—contacted him around six to mine months ago. He describes the collection as “luxury streetwear.”
“We agreed to it because we think it’s such a cool brand and think it will be an incredible collaboration,” he said.
“The fact that a disruptive designer like Demna [Gvasalia] would want to do something with our brand is a tremendous compliment.”
Although the collaboration is just a one-off at this stage, Hilfiger is not ruling out working with the brand again: “Who knows what might happen in the future?”
Vetements is known for adding its subversive tweet to high street brands, from Levi’s and Champion to Carhartt and Dr. Martens.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US