British, iconic and timeless, liberty prints have become a national treasure. But they have just gone one step further and collaborated with online florists, Bloom and Wild, to bring our favourite designs to life.
“These special, limited-edition bouquets were inspired by our favourite archival Liberty Prints and each one is as much of a masterpiece as the print behind it. We think they’re the ultimate gift idea for any occasion this autumn.”
Aron, Bloom & Wild Co-Founder & CEO
The Ciara liberty print harks back to the 1960’s and is rich in colour. The Bloom and Wild team have “bought this lively print to life with spools of buttery soft roses, cerise stocks and luscious foliage.”
Meadow floral print, The Rachel, is beautiful levels of blues and greens. Bloom and Wild have interoperated this with hare’s tail grass, buttery roses and thimbles of eryngium.
Liberty fabric ‘The Phoebe & Joe’ is the next print that inspired the Bloom and Wild team. Bright ditsy florals interlinking amongst winding meadowy stems; this bouquet is colourful with orange freesias, purple veronica and spindly snapdragons.
Turning heads is what Noel Fielding knows how to do best, and that certainly hasn’t changed since his debut on the Great British Bake off as host last year. The choice of brightly patterned shirt that he decides to wear is almost as newsworthy as the baking itself.
This was no different last week when Noel started off the series in a brick wall printed shirt from womenswear brand, Lazy Oaf.
A Print Affair favourite, Silken Favours, had their raven shirt worn by Noel for his first ever appearance on the show.
Italian week last year saw Noel wear this rather out there shirt. The contestants were asked to make pizza that week so he certainly didn’t look out of place.
Lazy Oaf also featured last year in bread week when Noel modelledthis mood lifting smiling face shirt.
This final shirt is a all round winner for the bold presenter. Again, from Lazy Oaf, this shirt is full of fun with cakes and ice creams which Noel wore during caramel week last year.
New season yet there is the same over riding print trend. However this Animal is taking new shapes and different directions. Customers become braver mixing, clashing and introducing colour into the animal print making this a really exciting and evolving trend.
Topshop’s newest campaign is called ‘Animal Magic’ and prints range from bold tiger to zebra to the classic leopard.
Youthful brand Jaded London mix animal prints and the baroque taking influence from Versace.
Zara have gone snake mad and this is in evidence across tailoring, dresses and accessories.
& Other Stories
& Other Stories have gone after the Leopard print trend and have created a print with a lovely auburn colour level to the design.
Asos are having a lot of fun with this trend mixing animal print and florals and being experimental with mark making.
Free people have taken a classic approach to the animal print keeping the trend sophisticated with tones of emerald greens.
Never Fully Dressed
London based brand Never Fully Dressed put themselves on the map with their classic animal print on silk fabrics. Moving onto AW18, they are experimenting with a giraffe print and other colour ways and scale.
Next week we will take a look at some of the animal print designs Sublitex have in their collection currently
Known for their ‘high street meets designer’ colaborations in the fashion world, H&M have now decided to refresh their print handwriting by teaming up with interior furnishing giants GP & Baker.
This iconic British company have been running since 1884 and have been lucky holders of the Queen’s Royal Warrant since 1982. Identified by their whimsical, enchanting floral prints, the interior brand has injected a unique twist on H&M printed garments.
“The prints selected are part of GP & J Baker’s unique DNA. They are some of our most iconic and most treasured designs, so to see them continuing their journey into a new arena in such an innovative and interesting way in the world of fashion is a wonderful prospect.”
Ann Grafton, managing director and creative director of GP & J Baker.
The team at H&M had to whittle all of the print designs from the GP & J Baker archive down to a handful of designs for the range. The “Magnolia” design, painted by William Turner as one of the designs and “Hydrangea Bird” and “Oriental Bird” which have continued to be best sellers for the company for 100 years.
The collection is commercial and are perfect shapes for transitional timing. The prints help the bridging from summer into autumn.
“It’s such a wonderful time in fashion for statement-making prints and patterns so we’re excited to be collaborating with one of the most prestigious textile and wallpaper houses,”
Pernilla Wohlfahrt, H&M’s Design Director.
All images from H&M.com
With the maxi dress being the staple garment this summer, we thought we would take a look at the great print across high street and designer levels for high summer.
A collection of prints inspired by the embroideries and weaves of Central America and the warmth of colour often accented with cool blues and greens.
Frida Kahlo in blue satin blouse, 1939, photograph by Nickolas Muray. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archive