I enjoyed a wonderful evening with friends (Alex and Kris) admiring the vast collection of Liberty at the Fashion and Textiles Museum. Displayed in chronological order and in themes such as smocking, tea-dresses or shift dresses.
For the classic Liberty print fan there is lots here to enjoy. What I found more interesting were some of the collaborations with other designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Bernard Nevill. My favourite prints are in the collage above and here is a great collection of the rest of the exhibition.
|Liberty print silk Kimono - circa 1920's|
|1920's and 1930's delicate floral printed dresses|
|'Art Nouveau Revival' 1960's dresses in bright bold prints|
|Beautiful printed silk 1960's shirt dress|
|Silk gowns printed using original 1890's Liberty wood blocks re-printed in modern 1960's colours|
|My favourite detailing on all the things I saw in the show - such a pretty button placket on the right of the 1970's dress|
|Velvet and cotton printed 1970's dress|
|Pretty asymmetrical waist detailing on this 1970's dress|
|Delicate ruffles on the bodice of this 1970's dress designed in collaboration with Susan Collier and Sarah Campbell|
|I loved the pin-tucked bodice of this cute little dress from the 1990's|
|Vivienne Westwood dress in this fresh floral Liberty print|