Chinti and Parker Teams Up With Liberty-------
When it comes to designer collaborations, it doesn’t get much better than Liberty. From floral-printed Nikes to paisley Acne Studios moto jackets, Liberty is constantly finding cool ways to rework its heritage prints. Next up for the storied London retailer? Chinti and Parker, whose playful cashmere sweaters have earned a cult following of its own.
Designers Anna Singh and Rachael Wood dove into the archives to design Liberty-printed elbow patches, linings, and pockets for their best-selling sweaters. “We wanted to do something iconic Liberty. There were lots of meetings, lots of swatches…Obviously they’ve got an enormous archive dating back to the 1900s,” they told Style.com. “We decided to use the classic shapes we always work with, as they really allow the prints to shine.” Crewneck pullovers, preppy cardigans, and striped tees all got the Liberty treatment with ditsy florals in complementary hues. A first look at the collection debuts exclusively here on Style.com.
A collaboration with Liberty was the ultimate for Singh and Wood, who were born and raised in England. “It’s definitely part of every English girl’s dream. It was very aspirational,” Wood said. “For us, when you visited London, part of it was going to Liberty to explore the fabrics and see all the different designers.” Housed in a 19th-century Tudor revival building, Liberty’s contemporary selection makes for an incredibly unique shopping experience. “Liberty is really having a moment over here. I think they have a cool mix of brands, and they’re working on getting iconic Liberty out there,” Wood added. The Chinti and Parker x Liberty tees will retail for $140 and sweaters for $495.