By Walid

By Walid was conceived in 2011 by Walid al Damirji out of sheer demand from the fashion industry. The Swiss-born, British-Iraqi artist began by making everything by hand, and that’s how it’s done in his London studio to this day. The brand’s specialty is one-of-a-kind patchwork garments, using rare and antique fabrics sourced from all over the world. By Walid takes the traditional idea of quilting, and brings it into the realm of luxury and modernity. By recycling these exquisite materials, Walid celebrates ideas of beauty and artistry from the past. He not only adds layers to each fabric’s history and meaning but sends a message that through a careful consideration of style—these pieces are meant to persevere through the passing trends.

Process and quality of materials are at the forefront of By Walid’s priorities, from sewing of the carefully chosen source fabrics to the hand-dyeing and embroidery, each step takes a substantial amount of time. Not to mention this well-considered process makes By Walid unparalleled in the sustainability factor, as they constantly strive for zero waste. Wearing a By Walid garment is like wearing an intimate work of art, a luxurious assemblage of rococo silks, ancient cashmere, antique lace, linens from the 1920s, recycled furs, 18th-century embroideries, Chinoiserie Spanish shawls, and the list continues.

By Walid