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The art of Liberty

Just around the corner from swinging sixties fashion mecca Carnaby Street, one of London’s most iconic fashion and textile stores frames high fashion and art nouveau in a 1920s mock tudor frontage. Liberty_02.jpg Arthur Lazenby Liberty’s Eastern Bazaar began changing the face of fashion and homeware in 1875 at 218a Regent Street. Arthur moved his business around the corner to Great Marlborough Street in 1924, and Liberty London has treated shoppers to design delights on the same site ever since. Liberty_06.jpg Oscar Wilde said “Liberty is the chosen resort of the artistic shopper”. Manolo Blahnik’s mum used to make him outfits made from Tana Lawn cotton fabrics ordered there: “The store is so beautiful and its history is so rich”, says Manolo. Manolo’s mum was in good company. Yves St Laurent made his first maxi skirt with Liberty Macedonia print. Jean Muir and Mary Quant also worked with their fabrics. Liberty_04.jpg Liberty_08.jpg Today, Liberty prints are as fashionable as ever, and Liberty have taken their classic designs to the wall with Liberty Art collection wallpapers, mixing classic florals with graphic Art Nouveau and peacock feathers to bring a touch of the exotic to the walls of any artistic shopper. Screen_Shot_2015-11-20_at_16.41.53.png Screen_Shot_2015-11-20_at_16.37.54.png Screen_Shot_2015-11-20_at_16.43.24.png Catherine B calls Liberty “a symbol of chic”. Probably not the worst way for you to introduce some lovely newly covered walls to your admiring friends, eh?

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