In January, we challenged three cutting-edge London College of Fashion, UAL graduates to create directional, contemporary pieces from the Liberty Fabric SS18 Alpine Symphony collection. For SS19, one of those graduates, Daniel Pascal Tanner, showcases his first womenswear collection - made from and supported by Liberty Fabric - at London Fashion Week.
"I did a smaller collaboration with Liberty at the beginning of the year. I received great feedback and interest which led to the opportunity to present a full collection at LFW…. It's great that Liberty is leading the way and supporting British Designers and Craftsman. "
Pascal Tanner's collection sees Neo Romantic silhouettes conflated with surreal exaggerations in proportion and experimental print combinations for a contemporary twist.
"I combined Liberty florals with my own geometric print in this collection which is really exciting. There are some great geometrics within the Liberty range but I wanted something more dramatic that would offset the florals and make it my own."
Exploring the boundaries of taste and the sensibilities of chic, pieces are finished with unusual embellishment, inspired by traditional craft techniques.
"I love the complexity of Liberty prints. The artwork has such fine detail and the colour combinations are so vibrant that they give an amazing sense of movement and expression. These elements are important to me when translating the stories and historical references that inspire my work."