Jen has said of her work: “This collection reflects a renewed interest in my family’s needlecraft traditions. Incorporated into some pieces are vintage and antique mother-of-pearl or shell buttons. I consider each button as a lovely gem worth pairing with sterling silver and gold. These buttons come from a stock pile amassed by several generations of Maine seamstresses in my family. I like to think that each button has a story to tell of its own. “
I love how the modern settings, which have been oxidised and hand rubbed, work with the antique buttons – they sit so comfortably together to achieve a lasting heirloom piece.
Calling all designers and creatives – Liberty needs you!
Are you a budding new designer? Would you like to have your products sold at Liberty?
Now in its 3rd year, the Open Call is continuing to recognise and support new and emerging British design talent and Liberty are again calling for all prospective designers and creative talents to come forward with their ideas.
Liberty trawled the world and created an emporium where the finest could meet the rarest. In keeping with this heritage Ed Burstell is keen to champion the best new British design and craft. A panel of experts comprising of Liberty’s Managing Director, Ed Burstell, his esteemed buying team and industry experts including top names from press and fashion retail will pick the best designs to be sold in store. Ed Burstell and his team will offer support and direction needed to get your items selling on Liberty’s world renowned shelves.
From fashion to furniture, hats to handbags, craft to cushions, Liberty is encouraging anyone with a creative passion to bring in their designs for the panel to judge.
Some of their best selling products come from designers discovered at the Open Call, some of which include…
Thomas Hopkins Gibson
On the day…
All products must be of a finished state and be ready to sell in store before coming to the open call.
Designers will not be able to access the panel room via any of Liberty’s public entrances and may only enter via the designated entrance on Little Marlborough Street, located behind the store.
Designers are not permitted to bring large items of furniture or more than 4 garments and should only bring what they are comfortable to carry.
No storage facility will be available and the queue time is unknown. All designs and product will remain on the person(s) until it is time to meet with the panel.
Designers will have 3 minutes to pitch their products to the panel.
Designers will be informed upon meeting the panel as to whether they were successful.
Successful designers will be invited back to the store at a later date for a formal meeting with the buying team to discuss becoming a supplier (This does not guarantee designers will have their items eventually stocked in store).
>Lynn Bowes is a metal lover, who has recently been working on some beautiful boxed button pendants – I love their understated subtlety and how the button just peeps out.
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|Garden of Delights (vintage)|
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