Balenciaga x Farfetch: Raising awareness for endangered species with an exclusive capsule collection
Since becoming the face of the World Wildlife Fund during its founding in 1961, the adorkable great panda has become a heartening success story for conservationists. The cuddly mammal's rebounding numbers in the wild — it was bumped up from 'endangered' to 'vulnerable' in 2016 — were irrefutable proof that awareness led to change (although it is admittedly harder won for less obviously PR-friendly species). It's with raising ecological awareness in mind that Balenciaga and Farfetch's new capsule collection splashes rhinos, whales and elephants across its ready-to-wear and accessories, among other Demna-era styles issued in exclusive colourways. On the capsule's launch date, Balenciaga also donated a gift to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature — or IUCN for short — to underscore the urgency of preserving the world's most threatened creatures. Bravo!
Browse our highlights from the Balenciaga x Farfetch capsule collection below:
The Balenciaga x Farfetch capsule collection is now available on Farfetch.
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