6 posts tagged "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.
After a long and freezing winter, I’m happy that I can finally put my heavy coats in storage and start wearing lighter jackets. To kick off my spring cleaning, I’m planning on swapping out my winter clothes for my spring wares this weekend. While searching for a new topper to add to my warm(er)-weather wardrobe, I fell in love with Liberty x Acne Studios’ printed leather topper. The mix of archival paisley and floral prints is a perfect match for white denim trousers or blue jeans. Now I just need to get my hands on one.
Liberty x Acne Studios leather jacket, $3,600, Buy it now
Britain’s National Treasures, Marc Jacobs The Movie Star, PETA Doesn’t Like Reese’s Pieces, And More…-------
21 British figures and institutions, including Paul Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, and Stella McCartney, have teamed up with Liberty as part of the department store’s National Treasures project. Each contributor was asked to “create a product they have always wanted,” with all proceeds going to different charities. [WWD]
Marc Jacobs is making a move to the big screen. Although the details on his new role have yet to be revealed, he’s reportedly set to start filming next week. [Vogue U.K.]
Tomorrow, legendary photos of famous faces like Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot, by Herb Ritts and Horst P. Horst, will go on the chopping block. The auction will take place at Christie’s South Kensington. [Telegraph]
PETA, the organization that named Reese Witherspoon Sexiest Vegetarian in 2006, is not too happy with the actress. Witherspoon has been toting around the Chloé Paraty bag, made of python skin—a skin that is reportedly illegal to sell in California. [HuffPo]
Good news for Boy-lovers—that’s Boy, Scott Sternberg’s womenswear counterpart to Band of Outsiders (pictured). If you’re a fan of Sternberg’s classic American styles but not a fan of his designer price points, you will soon have Girl, a lower-priced range that will debut in September. [Fashionologie]
Less good news for another fashionable Scott—Scott Morrison, founder of Earnest Sewn and creative director of Evisu. WWD reports that Morrison is exiting the denim company, which is moving its operations from New York back to Hong Kong. [WWD]
Recognize the prints in Peter Pilotto’s Fall ’10 collection? Squint carefully—several are blown-up and barely recognizable versions of archival Liberty prints. [Dazed Digital via Racked]
The young stars of the moment—from Katie Holmes, who plays Jackie Kennedy in the forthcoming Kennedys biopic, to Ashley Greene, who hopes her Twilight character will dress a little more Jackie O in the upcoming vamp sequel—are loving Jacqueline Kennedy’s style. So don’t be surprised if they turn up as bidders at Bonhams’ Pioneers of Popular Culture auction, where several of the former First Lady’s jewels are to be auctioned. [Vogue U.K.]
Are this year’s ANDAM nominations in? The ANDAM site says no, but Bryan Boy says yes. If he’s on to something, congrats to Mark Fast, Francesco Scognamiglio, Bouchra Jarrar (whose debut couture collection is pictured, left), Calla Haynes, Hakaan Yildrim, and Alexandre Vauthier. Carine Roitfeld will chair the judging panel, which will also include Alber Elbaz, the Telegraph‘s Hilary Alexander, Colette’s Sarah Lerfel, Jefferson Hack, and Humberto Leon. [Fashionista]
Rumor has it that Calvin Klein is launching its new fragrance, Beauty, for the over-40 set, but at a recent party to fête the scent, forgot to invite editors from magazines like More and Redbook that cater to said set. Teen Vogue, on the other hand, was represented. [WWD]
Nominations for England’s Maggie Awards—which are given for the best magazine covers—are in. Go to the Maggies site to cast your vote for the best fashion cover. Lara Stone (for Vogue U.K.), Sienna Miller (for GQ U.K.), and Uma Thurman (for Harper’s Bazaar U.K.) are among the cover stars who grace the glossies. [Maggies]
And speaking of the U.K., swinging dandies will soon have another sartorial option: Liberty is launching its own branded menswear label. Florals a-go-go, baby! [WWD]