by Stephen Garner

Marking its departure as just a footwear brand, Filling Pieces returned to Paris with a virtual runway showcasing its first full collection. The 27-look presentation consists of eyewear, bags, accessories, small leather goods, apparel, and of course, footwear.

Founder and creative director Guillaume Philibert commented that he is “beyond excited and extremely proud of the collection to be shown in Paris this week,” labeling it “the best to-date.”

Without needing to access a show, consumers, as well as buyers, can visit the Filling Pieces showroom and view the Autumn/Winter 2020 collection “Spirit” modeled by Nick Goulden, in the form of a pre-recorded runway beamed onto the walls.

The concept of “Spirit” as a theme stems from the belief in a fifth element bonding earth, fire, water, and air. Spirit also represents the desire to understand the unspoken bonds that unite humanity. Each element is interpreted with a unique design direction throughout the collection.

Continuing the theme, Filling Pieces has commissioned Makers Unite to produce several pieces for the ready-to-wear autumn/winter 2020 collection. The Amsterdam-based organization nurtures the creative talent of refugees, helping them to integrate into society – a topic that resonates deeply with Filling Pieces’ brand heritage.