Liberty Legends Capsule Collection

    “THE LIBERTY LEGENDS CAPSULE COLLECTION IS MADE UP OF FIVE ARCHIVAL DESIGNS FROM THE ‘60S AND ‘70S. FEATURED IN THE ARCHIVE BOOK AND WORN BY ICONIC MUSICIANS OF THE DAY, INCLUDING JIMI HENDRIX AND GINGER BAKER, THE FLAMBOYANT PRINTS HAVE BEEN REVIVED BY OUR IN-HOUSE DESIGN TEAM IN BRIGHT, BOLD HUES THAT PAY HOMAGE TO THEIR ORIGIN. A CELEBRATION OF OUR LEGENDARY PRINT ARCHIVE, THIS LIBERTY FABRICS COLLECTION IS EXCLUSIVELY PRINTED ON ORGANIC TANA LAWN™ COTTON.”

    PEACOCK DANDY A key Victorian motif and prominent emblem of the Aesthetic Movement of the 1880s, the elegant peacock has graced Liberty dress, scarf and furnishing fabrics in its many guises throughout the years. The earliest version of this striking conversational appears in a Liberty silk book dating from c.1925. Revived in a much larger scale and recoloured in rich, bold palettes during the mid-1960s, this design showcases Liberty’s ongoing love affair with these majestic and mysterious creatures. 

    JIMI PAISLEY Originally created for Liberty in 1964, Jimi paisley was inspired by an eleventh century Iranian tile pattern from a mosque in Isfahan. Liberty Islamic motifs during the 1960s were indicative of a contemporary iconoclastic aesthetic, which mirrored Arthur Liberty’s original influences and fascination with Arabic design. Meticulously redrawn by the Liberty studio, this flamboyant pattern has been restored to its original glorious colours. 

    ZIG ZAG PAISLEY Renowned designers Susan Collier and her sister Sarah Campbell were at the forefront of printed textiles since the early 1970s. The stunning collections they created for Liberty at the time, of ten drew inspiration from Liberty’s archives, and Zig Zag Paisley is such an example. Originally discovered in a pattern book dating from 1921, this mesmerising print features a unique juxtaposition of traditional paisley motifs combined with a contemporary geometric chevron ground. 

    WILD ROSINDA designed in 1961 by Gillian Farr, a member of the Liberty Fabrics studio. Enveloped within a lush leafy backdrop, Sweet Briar roses appear to be illuminated from within, emphasising the delicate beauty of simple botanical forms. 

    IANTHE First printed as a dress fabric in 1967, Ianthe has become one of the most iconic designs to be associated with Liber ty. A typical example of French Art Nouveau with its highly stylised flowers in a swirly pattern, it was originally created as a wallpaper border by the French designer René Beauclair in c.1902. Ianthe is Greek for purple or violet flowers, suggesting that the flowers featured in the design may have originally been drawn from violets. 

    We have also curated some beautiful mini bundles from this collection, hooray!

    Available in 3 sizes, while stocks last…

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