AIGLE X LIBERTY
French brand, Aigle, have been known as master rubber craftsmen since 1853 and we at Byrogue got the chance to see their AW14 collection up close and personal at Fabric PR's Press Day. Their garments were all impressive but what we especially loved was their prints. Their collaboration with London brand, Liberty, resulted in an array of beautifully printed wellington boots, shirts and jackets that somehow managed to capture both a traditional British and French aesthetic whilst also remaining modern in design.
Liberty has been a leader in textile and print design since 1875, when Arthur Lasenby Liberty first imported exquisite silks, wools and cottons from the Far East and sold them in his eponymous store to the high society of Victorian London. The Tudor Building on Great Marlborough Street was opened in 1924 and is constructed from the timbers of two British naval ships. It is now world renowned for selling skilfully edited mix of the best in fashion, design and beauty.
Liberty prints have been created in the Liberty Design Studio since the 1950s, and have evolved into a strong and recognisable Liberty Style.