Friday, December 19, 2008

Trend Watch for Spring - Liberty Prints

Long live Liberty... You'll notice lots of liberty prints this Spring in a variety of shapes. Liberty style fabric is characterized by tender palettes, attractive flowers, and detailed movement. Designers embraced these floral fabrics using them to create very feminine pieces with a slight hint of simpler days.
One such designer is Brechtje Olsthoorn from Room Seven, who grew up watching her parents design and produce the Dutch clothing line, Oilily. Fabrics have always played in important part in her life. "All my life I've been used to seeing fabrics, colours and motifs all around me. I guess this has eventually inspired me to go down along the same path of playing with fabrics, shapes, flowers and colours."
She started her own company in 1994, designing a bedding and accessories collection. Eventually she added a children's clothing line, using the same colorful mix of checks and prints that creates the typical Room Seven look.
Check out more of Room Seven and other liberty prints at

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