The Liberty Champions Collection celebrates the thrills, spills and epic highs of competitive sports – with artworks inspired by the archive, alongside brand new prints drawn and painted in the Liberty Fabrics design studio.
The collection pays homage to the Sports Day events that were once held for the Liberty community by our founder Arthur Lasenby Liberty on the grounds of his Lee Manor country estate in Buckinghamshire. The design team searched the archive to discover accounts and photographs of these fun-filled sports competitions, translating their findings into colourful new designs brimming with vitality and movement.
Look closely at the prints in this collection to discover a colourful camo formed from the blur of faces in a crowd, or little golf clubs and tee flags hidden within a classic mirrored Art Nouveau layout. ‘Winning Rings’ was created for the collection by Japanese artist Yuri Himuro, while the bold geometric layout of ‘The Games’ was reworked from an archival design to commemorate the Tokyo Olympics – the gold standard of sports competition.