If you love vintage clothing its most likely you love Liberty of London. Fabric designs and textures are a key way to aging vintage clothing and a mouth watering temptation to us vintage dealers! We have a few vintage Liberty pieces available in the shop here such as this gorgeous unworn outfit, still with the Liberty swing tag!
Jo, the co author of our book Wearable Vintage Fashion bought me the book Liberty a few years ago, it is one of my favourite fashion books due to its fun and interactive layout.
The book definitely concentrates on images but has just enough text to go through the history of the store, the different products and designers, and of course a lot about the textiles. What I love is the envelopes containing reproductions of the advertising pamphlets, old letters, posters and articles in each section. Its so appropriate for such a tactile and design led brand. The quality of the printing is pretty good too.
Of course, there is a large section on the iconic Liberty scarf, their signature designed silk squares deserve a book of there own but they successfully get enough past, present and future detail into the centre section of the book.
I am super excited to be doing a scarf design course with Sarah Campbell in December who co designed the famous Bauhaus print for Liberty, which is of course mentioned in the book. I couldn’t write this post without mentioning the exhibition currently on at the Fashion and Textile museum in London, focusing on Liberty in Fashion, visit the website for details
This fab book is still available to buy through Amazon a fun book that gets the text/imagery balance perfect for me (lots of pictures!)
Heres another few Liberty items we have for sale right now