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A rescaling version of Liberty’s popular and much-loved ‘Thorpe’
pattern, this design is named after the artist John Hall Thorpe whose
paintings from the early 1900s provided the inspiration. Originally
created in 1968, its small, dense flowers are reminiscent of typical
1930s-style floral prints.
‘Nikita’ is specifically inspired by Indian block and hand-painted
prints on 18th century calico cotton, two widely used print methods for
cloth adornment during this period. The pattern was part of Liberty’s
AW15 collection, charting influential eras or styles within fashion history.
One of the great Art & Crafts patterns, with scrolling foliage and
mirrored layout, ‘Lodden’ was designed by William Morris in 1884.
Liberty started printing their version during the 1960s. Originally
block printed, it is often a dark and heavy gothic design but has also
been presented with lighter tonal shades which gives the fabric a fresh variation.