Liberty Art Fabrics Spring Summer 2012

This season, Liberty of London introduces their Spring Summer 2012 Tana Lawn collection on video! Head Designer Emma Mawston explains the influences behind the groups. Glencot House, Whitworth, and The National Gallery were inspired by archives, antiques, and costume. Though the influences are very historical and classic, the prints are very fashion-forward and innovative. The five prints resulting from Liberty’s collaboration fashion and textile design students at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design were inspired by films like A Clockwork Orange — wow! This season also includes a group of digital prints. As you might imagine, it’s simply amazing what the creative minds at Liberty have done with the technology.

Which prints are your favorites?


  1. Amanda says:

    Thank goodness for the ‘caption’ sections telling us what the curator was supposed to tell us, because I could not understand her at all.
    Interesting to see the sources of inspiration.

  2. Amy says:

    I saw some of these in person at a local dress shop recently. I really like Amy Hurrell D for it’s brash, bright colour. Howells Ladders A. I think I’d like Howells Ladders C, but haven’t seen it in person yet. It would match my tiny stash of liberty. I know there’s a few others I was eyeing up…

  3. Sue says:

    I’m a traditionalist so definitely love the Glencot House. Can’t wait to get my hands on them!