For Autumn/Winter 2019’s Aesthetic Renaissance collection, Liberty Fabrics’ in-house design team drew inspiration from the adventurous life and artistic inspirations of their founder, Sir Arthur Lasenby Liberty. Traveller, tastemaker and gentleman, Arthur’s passion for globetrotting and treasure-hunting with his wife Emma forms the basis of Liberty’s enduring appeal. Inspirations swing from expeditions in faraway lands to the peace and quiet of English country gardens, via the opulently stylised forms of the Aesthetic Movement and Art Nouveau styles. First printed in the 1920s at Liberty’s Merton print works, Liberty Chiara C Tana Lawn Fabric was originally known as Rose and Lily. This floral design features small, stylised flower sprigs scattered over a soft geometric ground – classic-tinged, but with a modern edge. Pretty florals in pinks and yellows contrast against the rich, maroon base.
Tana Lawn cotton’s distinctive hand-feel and translucent softness make it a versatile favourite. A modern masterpiece of production, it is the perfect canvas to display Liberty Fabrics' most iconic prints. This is a cotton that behaves like silk – ultra-fine, with a fluid hand-feel and intense depth of colour that is truly unmatchable. An everyday marvel of a dress material, Tana Lawn cotton is soft yet durable, cooling yet warming, and even machine washable.