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Committed to supporting the designers of the future, we challenged three cutting-edge London College of Fashion, UAL graduates to create directional, contemporary pieces from the Liberty Fabrics SS18 Alpine Symphony collection. With exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the Liberty design studio, the graduates were shown the creative process behind the collection, from concept to final composition, before selecting their chosen fabrics and prints. Three weeks of conceptualising, toiles and testing followed as the final garments began to take shape. Take a look at their final designs here.

Joseph Standish Fashion Design and Development

“The inspiration behind this design comes from combing Alpine Symphony’s tale of sweeping mountain vistas into a pre-existing narrative - combining the two worlds to create a unique mountaineering story.”

“The collection consists of a traditional denim jacket and five-pocket jean using re-purposed garments fused with the Liberty Tana Lawn Meadow Melody Print to create (the first of its kind, I think!) all-over statement denim pieces. This is paired with an oversized puffer jacket perfect to keep you protected in the harsh mountain peaks.”

“The jacket is reclaimed and has then been padded to give a textured silhouette, finished with Liberty’s Tana Lawn Poppy Dream. With every experienced mountaineer comes a trusted kit, with the outfit featuring several hand-made props and illustrations adding depth to the garments story and the humorous ethos ingrained in the Honest Man brand.”

“Great to see fresh florals used as the artist’s canvas in this outfit. Workwear uniform transformed; camouflage for the summer alpine mountain meadows. It’s thoughtful and provocative with some beautiful detailing and brilliant palette.”

Mary-Ann Dunkley, Head of Design, Liberty Fabrics

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Daniel Pascal TannerFashion Design Technology: Womenswear

“It’s easy to see visual references of historical fashion in my work and I always look to include the contrast of classic and modern.”

“I’ve used the dynamic geometric prints from the Fair isle range and juxtaposed this with the charismatic and sweet floral print of Heidi. I’ve combined the prints together, before pleating them to give the floral a more graphic edge.”

“The geometric corset and bustier accessories that are worn over the outfits help add to the sense of clashing modernity and antiquity.”

“I love the combination of prints used in this design. Combining florals with geometrics, pleating with rope work, flowing fabric with structured form. Daniel really has embraced the spirit of the brief. The outfits are full of impressive technical skill but the effect is playful and charming. Even the photograph reflects the angles and layout of the print and repeat designs!”

Mary-Ann Dunkley, Head of Design, Liberty Fabrics

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Fotini Handra Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear

“When I was introduced to the latest Liberty Fabrics Collection, I was taken away by the colours and the prints. I wanted to translate the feeling I got by seeing all the samples together on the table, so I wanted to use the different fabrics across various construction details within one outfit.”

“My work came from wanting to explore the potential of what a garment can be by moving away from predetermined functional sense and imagery.”

“The collection explores the distorted geometry of tremendously stylised objects by integrating abstract and geometric shapes into womenswear pieces.”

“Is it a dress or is it a piece of origami!? Surprising, sophisticated, shape with drape - elegance all the way down to the shoes. The drape of the fabrics has been used to full effect. Layering gives it femininity, technical detailing bringing with it modernity and definition.”

Mary-Ann Dunkley, Head of Design, Liberty Fabrics

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