Liberty Art Fabrics & Fashion

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh


With more than 100 fabrics and garments on display, this exhibition explores the history of the retailer and design studio Liberty London. Established by Arthur Lazenby Liberty in London in 1875, Liberty has since influenced a number of trends in cultural history, from the Arts and Crafts movement to Pop and Psychedelia, and it has collaborated with designers from Yves Saint Laurent to Richard Quinn. The pieces on display explore both the innovative textile designs of Liberty’s early years and the breadth of its more recent collaborations. Find out more about the ‘Liberty Art Fabrics & Fashion’ exhibition from Dovecot Studio’s website.

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Art Nouveau fashion using ‘Constantia’ (1961). © Liberty London

‘Hera’ print (c. 1905; re-printed c. 1980), originally a woven silk design by Christopher Dresser. © Liberty London

Agustina wears dress in Prospect Park on Kensington crêpe de chine, from an archive design by Bernard Nevill. © Liberty London

Kaftan (1960), Liberty of London. © Liberty London


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