Andre Walker Prepares for Next Act With Paris Show of Archives

IN WITH THE NEW: Andre Walker is ready for his next act.
The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based designer is collaborating with Off-White on an upcoming capsule collection, and staged a show of archival pieces, titled Non Existant Patterns 2017-20, at Les Arts Décoratifs during Paris Fashion Week.
Based on original designs from 1982 to 1987, held by collectors including Kim Jones, Patricia Field and Kim Hastreiter, the 15 looks were reproduced using Pendleton fabrics. The samples of the collection were available to buy on the day of the show, and the line was also available for wholesale orders.
Walker’s instantly recognizable designs included what he termed a “squid coat” and “fishtail pants” — read kimono coats with oversized sleeves, trousers sprouting back panels and a miniskirt shaped like a shoe, complete with laces running down one side. Best of all were the cream blanket coats with wide green, red and yellow stripes.
“The original garments were cut on the floor freehand,” said the designer, who estimated he produced around 700 garments in his teens, which he sold through Patricia Field’s store.
“It’s really been a long-winded seed of suggestion and eventual persuasion for me to, like, even show these things because number one, I didn’t have any.

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Source: Women’s Wear Daily
Andre Walker Prepares for Next Act With Paris Show of Archives

Andre Walker Prepares for Next Act With Paris Show of Archives

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