Richard Quinn X Liberty


Known for his bold use of colour and saturated bloomed fabrics, Richard Quinn returns to work with Liberty of London for a fun and fabulous accessories line. Back in 2016 Quinn unknowingly used a print from the Liberty archive for his MA collection. He manipulated the print in an ultra modern, digital way and since then, he has used many other prints from the archive to achieve his signature look.


Richard Quinn’s SS18 collection was showcased in Liberty of London in front of a floral backdrop. He used five of their prints to achieve the clashing printed looks he achieved and almost made them unrecognisable.


Since the success of his SS18 show, Quinn has gone on to win the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design and has had a collection with H&M so this collaboration is another great stepping stone for the young designer from Peckham.


Richard Quinn receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design at his AW18 Ready to Wear show. Getty Images

In true Richard Quinn style, the new range of accessories for Liberty are full of giant blown up ditsies, bold primary colours and clashing pattern. The prints range across 30 different pieces and across varying products from scarves, to handbags to purses.



We love how Quinn has updated the well loved ‘Iphis’ Liberty print, which is iconic across liberty accessories, and injected his own floral mayhem on top.


The incredible store fronts (images above) were aimed to be ‘instaready’ for the customer. He wanted the figure to be completely covered in the print designed for the collection and the accessories to be an extension of this.


Quinn is also known for clashing opposing prints which works so well with these vibrant, bold blooms.




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Florence X Liberty of London


Our paisley fascination grows this season as Liberty of London pair up with the ever stylish singer Florence Welch to create a limited edition capsule sleepwear collection that we need to get our hands on.


Her love of sleepwear combined with her obsession with Liberty prints made this collection close to her heart.


The collection features 6 different paisley designs from the Liberty archive hand picked by Florence. The designs range from 1820’s designs to 1990 designs and have all been bought back to life. The great thing about liberty designs is that they are timeless and can be used time after time.


“I do a lot of writing in the morning, still in my pyjamas with lots of very strong coffee.
And as a Liberty print obsessive, I was honored that Liberty allowed me to trawl though their archives to create this collection.”

Florence Welch.

“I’m a romantic, so I wanted to avoid restoring the patterns and to keep the faded look to them,”

Florence Welch,


“I am kind of a maximalist at heart, I’m not even sure I have anything plain in my wardrobe.”

Florence Welch, Vogue.com8

Watch the paisleys come to life in this video showcasing the collection:

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Oliver Bonas: Mauna Lao

Sophie Wade - Design and Colour

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After visiting the new Oliver Bonas store in Manchester the other week, I fell in love with the new exciting fashion prints they had dotted around the store.


St Mary’s Gate, Manchester,

Mauna Lao is the new fashion collection for OB inspired by the contrasts of urban living and nature. The trans-seasonal collection has a warm colour palette of peached pinks, dusty rose and golden khakis.

“The key print for March is Pacific which was inspired by aboriginal and North African art. The designs are bold and spontaneous with textural lines and minimal abstract tribal mark that are accentuated by the monochromatic tones used.”

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“The use of colour was the biggest focus for our design team. They began by looking at the key colours found across volcanic landscapes, noting a particular emphasis on the contrast between the varying earthy tones present. From this, the palette was developed including paired back granite, ash grey and chalky clay tones. This was contrasted with warm sumptuous tones of golden sand, peached pink, rose pink and spiced yellow.”

Following collections such as Zaha and Kiyoko, organic shapes and bold colour blocks are a staple style for Oliver Bonas fashion prints. These collections are still available alongside the new collection Mauna Lao online at

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