Calling all collectors! Kenzo has joined forces with Liberty to create an exclusive, limited edition range of scarves this season. The best selling Liberty Art Fabric ‘Tree of Life’ print – first launched in 1976 – has been updated with Kenzo’s signature tiger motif to create a covetable accessory with a combination of classic and iconic design. The flowering tree is based on traditional Persian designs symbolising fertility with its exotic fruits, flowers and creatures – a suitable setting for the ferocious tiger synonymous with Kenzo’s 1970 jungle themed boutique.
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What’s better than a scarf? A Liberty scarf!
We’re famous for our iconic scarf hall, so for the month of December we’re celebrating our unrivalled range. Every day from today until Christmas Eve, our accessories team: Ruby, Miranda and Fiona, will be sharing with you their favourite scarves, how to wear them and letting you in on a few secrets of our scarf hall.
We want to hear from you too! What’s your favourite scarf, and how do you wear yours? Post your pictures on Twitter or Instagram using #AScarfADay and we’ll be picking three winners to receive a beautiful Liberty scarf as a gift, just in time for Christmas!
You can chat to our accessories team live on Twitter: @Liberty_Ruby or @Liberty_Miranda. If you’re not on Twitter, simply post your questions below and we’ll pass them on.
Fancy expanding or starting your own Liberty scarf collection? Discover the our collection of current and new season scarves online.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
1. Our accessories buyers will choose three winners from all entries received via Instagram and twitter to win a Liberty scarf
2. Photos must be uploaded onto twitter or instagram using #AScarfADay to qualify.
3. Competition runs between Sunday 1st December and closes midnight, Sunday 21 December 2013, so we are able to post out the scarves in time for Christmas.
4. Liberty reserve the right to change or amend the prizes at any time. The judge’s decision is final.
5. Standard competitions apply, please see Liberty.co.uk/competitionterms for full details.
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October saw the irrepressible Stephen Dweck travel from his native Brooklyn to the Liberty jewellery hall to coincide with the arrival of his latest collection in-store. Now available to buy online, Dweck’s designs take unusual, carefully sourced gemstones and turn raw materials into pieces of art ranging from fashion-friendly and old Hollywood-style glamour to the avant-garde.
Influenced as an early designer by Matisse, Dweck’s aim is to ‘brilliantly combine art and jewellery to stunning effect. With a background in couture fashion and his work now displayed in prestigious establishments such as the Smithsonian Institute Fashion Archives in Washington D.C. and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, plus numerous collaborations including Oscar de la Renta and Absolut vodka, the line between Dweck’s sculptural designs and the art world is a thin one.
We caught up with the designer himself to talk all things Liberty, all things London and all things Adam; the little Japanese beetle that features on all his one-of-a-kind pieces.
What were the highlights of your trip to London?
I truly enjoyed the fashion statements of the Brits; riding the tube from place to place you could see how the passengers were true to their style. The men were dapper in their slim looks while the women were co-ordinated beautifully. Something different to the NYC subway rides I’ve taken.
I loved the exhibit of the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London; the collection has always been an inspiration to me. On my way to the Tate museum I discovered the food market near Tower Bridge – great fish and chips! I also enjoyed the many other food purveyors, especially the shop that sold mustards and had them arranged beautifully by colour.
What was your favourite part of Liberty?
It was like walking into a glamorous kaleidoscope, a magical experience of a life’s worth of dreams one would have for fashion. One of my own dreams is that my closet would look like Liberty.
What’s on your wishlist?
I enjoyed the custom shoes area, creating a bespoke pair would be on my list.
What are your favourite pieces that you have made for yourself?
A natural Arizona turquoise nugget and Sterling silver ring, and a Brazilian rutilated quartz mineral set in Sterling silver made into a belt buckle on an alligator strap.
Do you have a favourite ‘fashion moment’ from running your label?
Designing runway jewellery for couture designers Geoffrey Beene, Donna Karan and Oscar de la Renta.
Your jewellery is already displayed in prestigious museums around the world, do you have any more career goals?
I would love to be displayed at the Victoria and Albert museum one day.
Finally, Adam is quite the charmer…are you at all worried about him becoming more famous than you are?
No, we’re a team! He’s a master mould and the legend will always continue.
Shop an edit of the Stephen Dweck collection online.
Just in time for Christmas and the cold winter months ahead, Liberty’s hero print, Hera, makes a dramatic return to the scarf hall and Liberty.co.uk. With its iconic feather motif, it was originally created in the 1880s; the colourful peacock print was named after Greek goddess, Hera, for her love of the beautifully plumed birds. Truly decadent, this Deco style design is synonymous with Liberty and our glorious Neo-Tudor flagship store, and has been translated for use on a myriad of timeless pieces.
In four exquisite colourways, the re-worked design features a larger, bolder depiction of the instantly recognisable print with utterly luxurious elements, making it the ideal gift for someone special this Christmas. Screen printed in Italy using no less than thirteen different dyes, the result is a symphony of richly intense colour, with shades ranging from warm jewel tones, to subtly calming pastels. A contrasting border, with smaller print and more subdued colours, leads to a gently fringed edge. Each scarf is hand-frayed – a process which takes expertise and craftsmanship as care must be taken to protect the design from tearing. Then a special finish is applied for the ultimate softness, and given the scarves are created from cashmere and silk, the result is a disarmingly luxe accessory.
Whether buying for an avid collector of Liberty print, or the woman who has everything, the new Hera design makes a memorably opulent gift. Treasured, it is a trustworthy piece destined for years of trans-seasonal wear.
Love your scarf? Find out all the different ways you can wear it on Liberty TV.
Discover the new Hera print cashmere and silk-blend scarves, or be inspired by the rest of the Liberty scarf collection.
Forget Christmas (well maybe not quite yet), spring has come early with the arrival of the new season Liberty London accessories collection! We know just how much you all loved our autumn/ winter 2013 collection of red, purple and blue Iphis print pieces, so fresh for spring/ summer 2014 our lovely design studio has reproduced the same collection in two new hues – a zesty green and pretty pink.
“We [the design team] visited fashion photographer Miles Alridge‘s exhibition at Somerset House in the summer and were inspired by the way he combines acid colours together and, as such, decided to research other artists who use vibrant colours in a similarly confident and unusual way. Bright, but unusual colour combinations are a characteristic of the Liberty London collections every season and we are always researching new ways of working with these colours.” – James Millar, head of design for Liberty London fashion and accessories.
From there, the team then looked at four contemporary artists who use bright, contrasting colours and neon pastels in their work, such as Mary Heilmann, Dan Flavin, Michael Craig Martin and Wolf Kahn. The collection of luxury leather accessories includes all the pieces from the previous collection, such as the tote bag, iPad sleeve, iPhone 5 case, card holder, zip-around wallet, and zipped pouch. Vivid and primed for sunny summer days, they are ideal for the passionate traveller or busy girl about town.
Ideal as a thoughtful and stylish Christmas gift, the new Liberty London collection is the perfect way to fast track a friend to their new season wardrobe ahead of the crowds.
Shop the full Liberty London accessories collection here.