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The Art Of The Jacquard

The Art Of The Jacquard
Jacquard weaving has a fascinating, and painful, history. The creation of complex patterns in cloth of course goes back a long way. Jacquard has its origin in the weaving of silk brocades, which became symbols of wealth and privilege due to their expense. In the 18th century the weaving of brocades by hand was an … Continue reading The Art Of The Jacquard →
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Lady Kristina

Lady Kristina
This extremely inconspicuous, self-effacing jacket is part of my new Spring/Summer collection. It is made from a Liberty of London fabric and here is its story: ‘Lady Kristina’ was based on a series of exquisite hand painted artworks created for Liberty in the 1920s and ’30s. These tree of life designs were used for various … Continue reading Lady Kristina →
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Liberty Painted Journey In Polo Shirt Form

Liberty Painted Journey In Polo Shirt Form
‘Painted Journey goes polo! The exuberant floral ‘Painted Journey’ by Liberty pays homage to, and draws inspiration from, Marianne North, the intrepid Victorian botanist, traveller and artist whose lovingly rendered oil paintings found a permanent home at Kew Gardens. Many exotic flower forms interspersed with no less intriguing leaf and sepal renderings, crowd together over … Continue reading Liberty Painted Journey In Polo Shirt Form →
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