“I was determined not to follow existing fashion but to create new ones.”
Arthur Lasenby Liberty
I have always been a fan of textiles and fabrics. Especially the ones created by one of the biggest houses in England called Liberty, founded by Mr Liberty two centuries ago…
Liberty has been at the cutting edge of design and the decorative arts since 1875. The exhibition held this last year at Fashion and Textile Musuem of London, explored Liberty’s impact on British fashion, from Orientalism and Aesthetic dress in the 19th century, through Art Nouveau and Art Deco in the early 20th century, and the revival of these styles since the 1950s. Liberty Art Fabrics and the textile design studio take centre stage as the internationally recognised leader in floral, paisley and patterned prints and dress fabrics.
Liberty in Fashion celebrated the 140th anniversary of the company. The exhibition charted Liberty’s history as ‘the’ fashionable place to shop as well as its role as the source and originator of key trends in fashion history.
Over 150 garments, textiles and objects demonstrated Liberty’s strong relationships with designers since 1875, from Arthur Silver of Silver Studio to collaborations with Jean Muir, Cacharel, Yves Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood.
During June I had the big chance to buy some of Liberty’s limited edition garment pieces at www.uniqlo.com, London. The experience was absolutely fun and so difficult to choose my favorite print,
amongst all the fabulous options!!
Images: Courtesy of Museum of Fashion & Textile London.