Introducing AW22 House of Liberty

    For Autumn Winter 2022, The House of Liberty collection celebrates the key creative principles of our founder Arthur’s philosophy – informed by a 145-year history of art and design, reimagined and reinvented across the decades. 

    The collection is structured around six key pillars, each representing a ground-breaking moment in Liberty’s design history…

    LIBERTY ARTS & CRAFTS

    Taking nature as its inspiration, this movement (1860-1910), led by William Morris, celebrated the inherent beauty of handmade craft and meaningful design. Arthur Liberty was an early champion of this style, commissioning key textile designers of the day. Liberty’s Arts and Crafts prints were famously revived in the 1960s and embraced within the popular culture of the time. This chapter in the collection reimagines this aesthetic in bold contemporary designs. 

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    STILE LIBERTY

    A style of decorative art characterised by its use of long sinuous line; Art Nouveau (1890-1910) became synonymous with the Liberty name. Arthur Liberty was an expert in the decorative arts, commissioning pewter and jewellery work from Archibald Knox that remains iconic to this day. Liberty was instrumental in reviving the Art Nouveau aesthetic for the 1960s. For this pillar of our story, renowned archive pieces appear reworked alongside original studio designs. 

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    NOSTALGIC LIBERTY FLORALS

    Romantic, dreamy and effortlessly iconic, Liberty’s ditsy florals were informed by the spirit of the 1930s. Early Liberty prints in this style were worn by the young princesses Elizabeth and Margaret. They gained a widespread resurgence during the 1960s and ‘70s through designers who adored their hazy, delicate appeal. For this collection, the traditional ditsy style has been imbued with new life and added vitality. 

    Featured: Hattie Park
    Edited by illustrator- and self-proclaimed ‘professional doodler’- Hattie Stewart, a charming new rendition of the Poppy & Daisy classic features cartoon-like characters amongst the flowers, creating a tongue in cheek version of the original.

    Featured: CLASSIC MEADOW
    Flowers selected from eighteen of the most treasured Liberty classic designs have been hand painted in soft watercolour to create a meadow medley of classic florals.

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    EASTERN LIBERTY BAZAAR

    Beautiful Kashmir scarves, block printed Indian textile designs and intricate paisleys adorned the shawls in the London emporium in 1875 and have been synonymous with Liberty fabric ever since. Revived by Liberty in striking colours and bold scales during the psychedelic 1960s, the ornate botanical paisley motif has continued to find success within later generations of Liberty ranges. It has been imaginatively reworked once again for Autumn/Winter 2022. 

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    TREE OF LIBERTY LIFE

    The Tree of Life, a flowering botanical design, is recognised across cultures and carries symbolism of wisdom, balance, enlightenment, family and strength. An important part of Liberty’s heritage this aesthetic is based on the Indian chintz textiles first imported to Europe in the 17th century. It is celebrated here in exciting new styles and scales. 

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    AESTHETIC LIBERTY FEATHER

    Based on a philosophy of “art for art’s sake”, the Aesthetic movement (1860-1900) emphasised the pleasure to be found in beautiful things, influenced by decorative and fine arts from Japan as well as the Classical period. The iridescent peacock feather was an important emblem and the Hera print, designed for Liberty in 1887 is an elegant reminder of this era. Recognised as an important style and reimagined across the decades, here we capture the beauty of this style anew. 

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