Liberty of London
"I was determined not to follow existing fashion but to create new ones."
Arthur Lazenby Liberty
Established in 1875, Arthur Lazenby Liberty created his vision for a new department store that changed the the look of homeware and fashion. During the 1890s built strong relationships with English designers, becoming one of the flagship retailers for the Arts & Crafts movement.
Liberty has collaborated with many designers over the decades, including William Morris, Gabriel Dante Rossetti, Vivienne Westwood, Nike and Yves Saint Laurent, bringing their unique decorative style to a worldwide audience.
Join us for a very special study day with Liberty's Archivist for over twenty years, Anna Buruma, as she introduces the history of the company, the role of their Archive and how it is used by their design team to create new fabrics and wallpapers.