The iconic Liberty store in London is a port of call for tourists and seasoned Londoners alike.
The mixture of rich, luxurious heritage with cutting edge fashion and a quintessential Britishness makes Liberty a fashion house like no other. It’s humbler than its fellow big-city department stores, yet more fashion forward than it’s traditional relatives. Its famous eponymous print fabrics have been sought after since 1885, and what better way to celebrate them than by joining forces with the British design classic, the Barbour jacket.
Barbour has a strong history of carefully chosen collaborations, recently teaming up with Alice Temperley, Tokihito Yoshida and Anya Hindmarch. Meanwhile Liberty has long been collab-keen, releasing floral print Nike trainers, a MAC make up collection and Tana Lawn Hermes scarves. Some people might assume the partnership of two traditional British brands would culminate in a stuffy, old-fashioned product. But the result was refreshing - contemporary yet classic, chic but functional – exactly what Barbour and Liberty stand for.
In Autumn Winter 2008 we saw the first Liberty print jackets fly out the stores, hailed as the perfect festival cover up for our unpredictable weather. This year, they’re back with fresh designs and new items.
In addition to last years’ rose-print Beadnell and Sapper jackets, you’ll see five new prints across a range of shirts, hats, jackets and bags.
A favourite with festival goers this summer, the Liberty Beadnell
And to top it off, there’s even Liberty print fabrics through the new ‘mini me’ girls range.
The Autumn Winter Barbour with Liberty range is available from selected stockists globally now.