Introducing Rodebjer, exclusively available at Liberty.
Founded in New York in 1999 after native Swede Carin Rodebjer’s designs caught the eye of New York buyers, Rodebjer offers laid-back luxury designed to be lived in. Exclusive to Liberty, Carin’s designs feature feminine tailoring inspired by the landscapes of her tranquil birthplace – Swedish island Gotland – the intensity of her adopted New York and the strength of the women she admires.
Close-up detail and soft draping lend a unique edge to traditional minimalism, while innovative construction allows the garments to be worn in multiple ways. This distinct aesthetic has earned Rodebjer numerous prestigious awards, including Swedish ELLE Designer of the Year. We caught up with designer Carin to talk design inspiration and stylish living, as her collection drops exclusively at Liberty.
We’re excited about Rodebjer launching, could you tell us about your inspiration for this collection?
I’m very excited as well. The inspiration for this collection was to visualize the life of an urban nomad. I wanted something that functioned well in the pulse of the city but at the same time felt relaxed. I wanted something that was very direct and therefore I studied the directness and energy of indigenous art as well as unschooled, yet brilliant, creativity.
– New York is such a unique city; does it influence your work? In what ways does this combine with Swedish fashion?
New York influences my work a lot. The energy, the people in the city, the melting pot of different cultures and styles. I like to bring that intensity into the Swedish sensibility and the Swedish style that used to be quite minimalistic. Therefore I usually say that our expression is rich yet clean. A mix of New York and Sweden.
In what way do powerful and independent women inspire your work?
I have always been inspired by women who take responsibility and lead their own lives. Therefore I want to make versatile design so these women can find their own personality in the collections. I don’t want to dictate too much and I don’t want our design to restrict movement.
Why choose Liberty for the exclusive?
Liberty is such an amazing department store. I like your heritage and I like what you are now. It’s a privilege to see Rodebjer as a part of your offering.
What is your top tip for stylish living?
Make yourself rich of valuable experiences.
What was it like moving multiple times between Stockholm and New York – was it difficult?
This last time was a bit more difficult since I brought a 1-year old child. Finding good daycare and insurances can drive you a bit crazy but it was definitely worth it. I have earned so many amazing experiences out of this.
Have you had a chance to visit Liberty? Do you have a store wish list?
I have been to Liberty but unfortunately not in a while. New York has kind of sucked me into it’s machinery. I haven’t had too much time to spend in Europe but that will definitely change because I miss Europe a lot.
What is your favourite Liberty department?
I love the fabric department – I love all the Liberty fabrics and patterns.
Shop Rodebjer online and in-store now
Beauty writer and creator of Legology Air Lite for Legs Kate Shapland shares her five fail-safe beauty and style resolutions for 2015.
Stay stylish year-round with these five resolutions from beauty writer Kate. From ensuring you invest in the right clothes to simple steps to avoid a make-up faux pas, these are the mantras to repeat as you hit the shops and re-vamp your beauty routine.
1. With fashion and beauty, always wag your own tail! In other words, be aware of what is current, but only wear it if it works for you personally – and always temper it with a detail of your own.
2. Less is more with make-up. It really is. Focus on your eyes or your lips, never both. Keep your base clean and transparent, nothing ages you faster than a mask-like foundation.
3. Find your jean! It’s incredibly liberating when you identify the cut and brand that suits your figure – no more ‘what am I going to wear over my bum/thighs …’ And always wear heels (preferably a leg-lengthening neutral) with them. Think s.t.r.e.t.c.h for your legs.
4. Identify your perfect heel height – generally in line with your leg length – this is even more liberating than knowing what jeans suit you!
5. If your legs aren’t your best feature, wear dark matt opaque tights – they slim the outline. But not too opaque – 15 denier is good.
Read Kate Shapland’s must-have beauty buys for January here
Introducing the Alexa Chung for AG Jeans collaboration…
Presenter, model and all-round style icon Alexa Chung has joined forces with denim brand AG Jeans to create an irresistible collection with a signature vintage edge.
‘The collection is inherently the missing pieces of my dream denim wardrobe, which, as ever, is predominantly inspired by a late sixties, early seventies aesthetic.’
As the poster girl for laid-back Brit-cool, Chung’s impeccable taste and keen eye for what’s coming next made her the ideal collaborator for Sam Ku, Creative Director at AG. With a moodboard full of rock-n-roll influences and a London-meets-LA finish, the collection is the ultimate peek inside Chung’s creative vision, brought to life by free-spirited AG Jeans.
Fans of Alexa Chung’s inimitable style will love the nod to iconic sixties fashion, while denim lovers won’t be able to resist her easy-wearing designs. Take a first look at the collection here – available online and in-store from today!
Discover the pre-SS15 fashion and accessories that have just landed at Liberty.
The latest styles and designers have arrived on the floors of Liberty; we welcome the pre-SS15 collections to carry you into the new year gorgeously. With the potential for change or re-invention, these are the collections to inspire a new you courtesy of a revamped wardrobe.
Delve into the pre-Spring/Summer 2015 range with a taster of trending names to land at Liberty that are getting us excited…
New to the Liberty fashion hall is Hong Kong brand, EDIT – showcasing feminine pieces with a nonchalant edge. For versatile, laid-back style with a polished finish, try this new collection featuring distressed denim and playful pastels.
Inspired by the mysticism of Marrakech, O’2nd recreate classics – think clean lines and contemporary geometric designs. This collection speaks of luxurious minimalism – complement the look with delicate jewellery or enhance with a statement necklace.
We love the British seaside landscape that’s the inspiration behind Shore Projects’ stylish watches, and best of all the interchangeable straps (in cotton or leather) allow you to customise the look depending on your mood. For a trans-seasonal timepiece to impress, Shore Projects is the name to know.
ACE & JIG
Ace & Jig are passionate about antique textiles, crafting all pieces with their own yarn-dye, woven fabric, and working with like-minded weavers in India. Each collection varies in colour and style, but remains grounded by a signature stripe. This season presents fresh hues and shapes in the form of beautiful, relaxed pieces.
A fresh discovery from Liberty Best of British, Joanna Pybus’ designs will ensure your accessories collection is eye-catching and on-trend. Add an innovative and quirky twist to any look with her vibrant clutches in soft faux fur, with suede appliques.
Love the new collections? Why not browse all new women’s fashion or new men’s fashion.
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The Nike Metallics Air Max collection is now available in-store at Liberty.
This season sees the welcome return of the Nike Air Max, in two statement gold and silver metallic colourways.
Sleek and stylish, these trainers will ensure you put your best foot forward as you step into the New Year. Choose between glossy silver or luxurious gold kicks, both shades adorning the forever-favourite Air Max silhouette.
Revolutionising the way we style trainers, Nike continue to pioneer the shoe fashion industry with their original designs and exaggerated hues. These striking styles are no exception, elevating an outfit in an instant with their eye-catching coating. Nike Metallics are best paired with skinny jeans, a duster coat and cross-body bag for a chic off-duty look.
Visit us at our Regent Street store to shop the new Nike Metallics collection or browse all Nike now.
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