William Vintage launches Gianni Versace archive collection with Farfetch

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Luxury vintage fashion retailer William Vintage has partnered with designer shopping portal Farfetch in launching a 500-piece archive collection to mark 20 years since the death of Gianni Versace.

Pieces from some of Versace’s most iconic seasons are included, including the Warhol-inspired “Pop” collection from 1991 and the “Bondage” collection of AW92. The entire collection represents pieces from 1977 to 1997 and is believed to be the biggest collection of Versace clothing ever made available.

The collection will be available exclusively from farfetch.com, the William Vintage website, and the William Vintage store in Marylebone.

Founder of William Vintage, William Banks-Blaney, said: “Gianni Versace was about pure, unadulterated glamour and his collections were always joyful. Within that exuberance was a designer with an eye for precision and superb tailoring and who above all else loved women. From the ‘Pop’ collection of 1991 to the 1992 S&M and to the ‘Punk’ of 1994, he changed the perception of fashion, of runway shows and created the idea of the supermodel; the confident, unapologetic and unashamedly feminine woman.”

Candice Fragis, buying and merchandising director at Farfetch, said: “As we continue to cultivate a selection of the world’s very best timeless and unique luxury pieces, we are so excited to partner with a vintage brand as prolific as William Vintage. The collection perfectly represents the iconic years of the brand with Gianni Versace at its helm. We are honoured to unveil this collection to our global customers via Farfetch.com.”

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