London's Fashion and Textile Museum has announced a partnership with Liberty to create a new exhibition that will explore the iconic Liberty brand in fashion. Opening 9 October until 28 February 2016, the Liberty in Fashion exhibition celebrates the 140th anniversary of the brand and charts Liberty's history as the fashionable place to shop, as well as its role as the source and originator of key trends in fashion history.
The exhibition will show items that range from an 1890s cape constructed from embroidered Chinese shawls, a 1930s Paul Poiret pink silk robe with embroidered neck, hem and sleeves. A late1960s Macedonia print dress to high profile contemporary collaborations with Vivienne Westwood and international sports brand Nike. Liberty Art Fabrics and the textile design studio will also take centre stage, as the internationally recognised leader in floral, patterned and paisley prints and dress fabrics.