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Language of Liberty

Language of Liberty

As summer gently unfurls, we look to our Liberty prints for timeless sweet summer dressing; there's nothing more luxurious to throw on than a silky soft tana lawn frock simply worn with sandals. The iconic Liberty brand has a tremendous archive and every year we pick our favourites from classic ditsies to painterly blooms. 

Delve in to our Liberty lawn swatch book, and read the history behind the prints...

Justine x

Our Funky Floral design is the Liberty 'Ciara' print, a dense flowerbed design, originally taken from a popular 1960s Liberty scarf pattern found in the archives and now a firm favourite in their classic collection. We love the pop of colours that zing from the warm ecru ground. 

Our Lavender Blues design is 'Liberty Champions Bouquet', another taken from the Liberty archive, this time originally created and printed during the 1930s at Liberty’s Merton Printworks. It features small abstract bunches of flowers dotted over sweeping leaves, energetic and exuberant in the spirit of joy and jubilation.

We call Liberty 'Betsy Ann' our 'Vintage Floral' on the basis that we couldn't think of a more iconic example of a tiny ditsy archive print. This is a small-scale version of 'Betsy', first designed for Liberty Fabrics in the 1930s and now re-imagined as a classic modern design. We love the richness of the colours, a great print to wear with denim.

Not just flowers...We selected an iconic Paisley pattern as a new departure for our summer Festival dress. We love the soft blues and naturals in the pattern, including tiny flowers painted within the scrolling design. Understated elegance with bohemian charm.

'Betsy' by Liberty has got to be one of our all time favourite prints and every season, Liberty re-colours these poppy flowers in fresh new hues. We couldn't decide which ones to choose so came up with the Patchwork Fiesta dress for our collaboration x Cross Shop dress. This has got to be our happiest dress to date!

As soon as we laid our eyes on this 'Waterfloral' design we couldn't get it out of our mind so when the opportunity arose to buy the all the remaining fabric from the Liberty archive, we snapped it up quick. Reminiscent of Monet's Garden, this dreamy painterly rose print is a truly romantic masterpiece. 

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