As sustainability remains an ever-relevant topic in the industry, Walid Damirji’s namesake label, By Walid, brings a refreshing option that infuses the vintage aesthetic of upcycling into luxury fashion. The British-Iraqi designer has lent his hand-worked touch to the likes of artisanal robes and patched jackets, and in his latest releases he pulls from 19th century Chinese textiles for an exclusive footwear assortment.
By Walid’s new trainers incorporate five different made-in-Italy styles that have been crafted from premium materials including leather and antique lace. The khaki-green low-top is covered in ornate embroidery along the upper, while the all-navy edition provides a darker counterpart. Meanwhile, the brown, blue and green lace-up — which is offered in a similar earthy colorway as a second choice — accentuates the patchwork design through distinct paneled compartments and a tattered finish. A black version rounds out the selection as an easy, every-day take. Each style comes equipped with a leather heel tab, gold-stamped logo and chunky white sole for a modern finish.
Priced from $526 USD to $642 USD, By Walid’s trainers are available to purchase now exclusively on MATCHESFASHION.COM.
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By Walid 19th-Century Paneled Low-Top Trainers
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