Liberty London’s Window Wonder

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Liberty London’s entry in this year’s RIBA window competition coincided with London Fashion Week. The store collaborated with The Architectural Social Club for the bright, bold window display and was inspired by its founder Arthur Liberty as well as Liberty’s architecture. The windows told the story of Arthur finding a ‘depraved couture-landscape’ (without the Liberty store) and how he saves it. The windows ran until 25th September 2016.

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Picture credit: Liam Clarke

Liberty London: Autumn Winter Wonderland

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By Sarah Glyn-Woods – designandcolour@gmail.com

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Last week I was in London and decided to pop into Liberty and see the latest designer fashion ranges. This store is not only beautiful but manned by the most helpful and informed staff.

So often nowadays one battles through the crackling static of over lit, overfilled aisles to even find a sales assistant. Here there is space, subtle lighting and the most pleasant and discrete offers of help. The music is pretty interesting too and quite a contrast to the quirky gentility of sales floor.

 

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Marco de Vincenzo

This display was sumptuously framed by the polished parquet and heavy beams. The printed fabric cut to make a feathery fringe was a fascinating and tactile use of a richly random mixture of colour. I just had to touch and run my fingers through this mane.


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Mary Katranzou

The Japanese inspired prints from MK with fluid clouds of colour broken by the use of softer tones then enlivened with pops of colour were beautiful.


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Vilshenko

This collection seemed to have been made to compliment the interior of Liberty being elegantly sumptuous. The embroidery had an Eastern European folkloric feel that seemed fitting in this arts and crafts building.


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Vivetta

A cool eclectic collection of tattoo prints, vintage florals and embroidery – this was a younger edgier look.


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Isabel Marant Etoile

Popping dark based florals and wonderful primary coloured ikats prints.


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Alice and Olivia

This rail of sophisticated dresses appears to be a fantasy wardrobe; elaborate brocades and jacquards, satin devoré and bold prints. There is something vintage in the look which makes one dream of cocktail parties.

Liberty London Collaborations 2016

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Alannah Messett – designandcolour@gmail.com

Liberty always collaborates with the most creative brands and so far 2016 has been no exception.

Uniqlo

Liberty have teamed up with the innovative fashion brand Uniqlo to create approximately a 30 piece collection, full of floral wonders. The collection includes menswear, womenswear and childrenswear. The design team at Uniqlo delved deep into Liberty’s archives for prints, looking for patterns to suit their modern designs – bringing past and future together. The bold, bright photographs were shot by none other than Nick Knight.

“We have selected highly popular, vibrant floral patterns from among the Liberty prints” – Yukihiro Katsuta, head of research and design at Uniqlo (from Vogue.co.uk)

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The collection will be available from Friday March 18th in both stores and online.

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Liberty have had a long standing collaboration with Nike and have recently dropped their second lot of this season’s #NikeXLiberty collection. The collection has recoloured and rescaled Liberty London’s Cameo print (which first appeared in 1933!) onto trainers and different athletics wear.

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Meri Meri Party

Inject some fun into any occasion with the new party collection from Meri Meri and Liberty. The collection includes paper plates, cupcake kits and party hats in classic Liberty floral prints such as the Betsy and Poppy & Daisy prints.

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Photos from liberty.co.uk

Grenson

Liberty and Grenson, two iconic British companies, have collaborated to create classic Grenson style shoes with a Liberty twist, using the Tana Lawn print in two colour ways.

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