Liberty London Banks on Emerging Designers

Its latest initiative is a collaboration with three London College of Fashion graduates ‘ Fotini Handra,

Liberty London Banks on Emerging Designers

A piece by Daniel Pascal Tanner created as part of the Liberty London x London College of Fashion collaboration

Its latest initiative is a collaboration with three London College of Fashion graduates — Fotini Handra, Joseph Standish and Daniel Pascal Tanner — who were given access to the store’s latest fabric collection and asked to create “directional and contemporary pieces” using the colorful, floral-printed textiles from the new line, called Alpine Symphony.

The result was a range of avant-garde pieces that experiment with volume and the mixing of prints. Pascal Tanner re-created classic floral tea dresses through a more modern lens, with contrasting fabrics and printed corsets layered over them, while Handra focused on darker floral prints and dramatic, oversized silhouettes.

Standish wanted to tell a story of exploration, making florals appropriate for men’s wear by splashing them all over streetwear staples such as puffer jackets and logo tracksuits.

“Liberty caters for the eccentric and that’s someone I like to design for. I like to go into Liberty and really lose myself. This project was a good way to put my handwriting into iconic prints,” said Tanner of the experience.

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  • Publisher: WWD
  • Date: 2018-04-16T15:01:12+00:00
  • Author: Natalie Theodosi
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Leading Designer Brings Passion For Fashion, Art And Interiors In Guest Lecture To Textile Students

A textile and embroidery designer who has worked with prestigious fashion houses such as Chanel Couture, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and Betty Jackson, brought her expertise and passion for fashion to a specialist art and design college to inspire the next generation of artists and designers.

Mixed media textile and embroidery designer and artist Karen Nicol recently visited Cleveland College of Art and Design (CCAD) at the university-level campus in Hartlepool, where she spoke with students from Textile and Surface Design and Costume Interpretation with Design degree programme on her career as a self-employed textile designer.

Specialising in art, fashion and interiors at her London-based studio, Karen has developed a stellar career, creating fashion and art pieces for clients as diverse as investment banks in Hong Kong and London, Shell UK and Liberty London, as well as interior projects for the Pope, the King of Qatar, George Bush and the Thai Royal Family.

During Karen’s presentation at CCAD, the Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art talked about her early days setting up as a freelance designer and how she built up a business which also includes solo shows and exhibitions in galleries around the world.

The students were able to view over 100 creative portfolio images which demonstrated the versatility and diversity of Karen’s embroidery and mixed media designs, as well as get up close and personal with some of her design work over the years.

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