Designer Telfar Clemens today launched his first sportswear range, the Liberia Collection, after debuting the pieces as the uniform for the Liberian team competing at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The designer, who was tapped to make the clothes after professional sprinter Emmanuel Matadi heard his wife talking about Telfar’s handbags, is selling a range of “genderless” performance pieces, including gown-length jerseys, deconstructed tracksuits, sarong bottoms and spliced tops. Designed in a neutral palette of navy, red, sand and white, the items feature hidden pockets, mesh paneling and nylon drawstring. Priced between $60 and $290, each piece is embroidered with the Liberian flag and “TC” logo.
Telfar has seen a steady rise over the past few years, thanks in larger part to its ‘Shopping Bags.’ Dubbed the ‘Bushwick Birkin,’ the vegan leather, tote-style bags have developed a cult-like following.