All images © Liberty
Liberty Fabrics is delighted to unveil its latest quilting collection, The Emporium Collection. This new collection is inspired by the historic architecture and interiors of Liberty’s iconic Regent Street flagship store. For almost 150 years, the majestic, timber-framed store has paved the way for a modern shopping experience, featuring items curated for their beauty and craftsmanship. The cosy fireplaces, the intricately carved wooden panels and the illustriously long chandelier make this London icon perhaps one of the most unique department stores in the world.
Launching in time for the new year, the collection’s eclectic mix of floral, paisley and geometric designs reflect signature motifs that appear throughout the flagship store and Liberty archive. Contemporary interpretations of timeless Arts and Crafts patterns are seen in delicate botanical designs that recall the flagship’s beautiful flower stall. Monochrome and geometric patterns draw inspiration from the store’s ornately carved wooden details and hand-crafted tile work.
The collection is available in three distinct colour stories, perfect for the modern interior. Each colour story reflects a different facet of the magnificent flagship store. Regal blue and mustard are stylised in a check layout, harking back to the elegance of the tiled interiors. An exuberant multicolour story is inspired by the oriental rug room, which in the late 1800s dazzled and delighted customers hungry for the sensational shades and motifs of the Far East. Finally, a monochromatic colour story is balanced with soft pink highlights, paying homage to Liberty’s timbered Tudor exterior.
The Emporium collection is traditionally screen printed onto Lasenby cotton–a base developed specifically for quilting. The fabric is machine washable and durable for everyday use. The Emporium collection fabrics are priced at £15.95 per metre and are available in-store and online at LibertyLondon.com. Downloadable quilt patterns inspired by the Emporium collection are available in PDF form free of charge.