Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Weds 30th Sept: RAPHA + LIBERTY

For the last day of fashion week I added a new colour to my spectrum wardrobe - this pale duck egg blue / airforce aqua.  It's a collaboration between Rapha and Liberty's Art print archive which is a first for a performance sportswear brand.  Their graphic aesthetic has brought about a novel selection from the floral archetype of Liberty's heritage series.  The 1930's optical dot pattern begins a two season partnership between the two British brands.  The complete range carries across the active wear to the accessories and city line.  I wore the whole look which fortuitously matched the colour scheme for fashion week, with the BFC's own choice of turquoise.  The new LFW venue on Brewer Street was also only a few doors down from Rapha's London Cycle Club where the line launched to coincide.  It's available at their other international stores and Liberty with a window installation and two bikes built from the pattern paintwork.  I'm mega chuffed with the Musette bag which has upgraded my usual backpack for a more fluid messenger chic!       
See the complete collection here and here.
(Images Top to Bottom: In store at Rapha CC, onsite at LFW, with Aaron Frew at Ashish, London Design Festival in Paternity's installation at Somerset House)

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