Cypress, CA and London—There’s a lot going on in London this week. What with Andy Murray being the first British in 77 years to win Wimbledon and the clock ticking toward the birth of a future monarch.
And then there’s the first collaboration between Liberty Art Fabrics, the historic maker of printed fabrics, and Vans, the footwear brand. As part of their new partnership, Vans and Liberty launch a collection for fall showcasing six Liberty Art Fabrics on two heritage Vans styles, the Era and Authentic.
Vans’ designers had the opportunity to tap into Liberty prints that aren’t always seen, creating a rare and limited edition collection that brings light to special Liberty prints.
Among them two paisleys covering the Era and the Authentic styles inspired by an original Liberty scarf. The paisleys were cut straight from the stock fabric, which varied the placement of the pattern to create shoes that are one-of-a-kind. An abstract, printed mountain landscape in army green is featured on the Era while the Authentic features a rich pink leaves print and a colorful pattern of floral and birds.
The final style of the collection gets a special treatment. A classic Liberty floral is combined with Vans’ iconic checkerboard in a deep navy that pops the red and blue Liberty print.