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Liberty of London x 10 Corso Como

The British godfather of patterned fabrics partners up with Milan's concept shop

by Laura Neilson in Style on 07 April 2010

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Following its recent stateside collaboration with the chain store Target, Liberty of London continues its resurgence by partnering with more alluring retailers around the world. In addition to a one-month pop-up with Parisian boutique Merci, and a four-piece handkerchief collection for Japan's Tokyo-based department store, Isetan, Liberty's most recent fusion is a limited edition spring/summer capsule line for the Milanese concept boutique 10 Corso Como.

The graphic-heavy 26-piece collection, available online as well as at Corso Como's storefront and Liberty's London flagship, includes apparel and accessories for both women and men in an updated version of Liberty's iconic Ianthe print.

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Corso Como's founder and director Carla Sozzani commissioned the American artist (and a close personal friend) Kris Ruhs to reinterpret the Art Nouveau print for a decidedly more psychedelic effect than many of the classic florals gracing this spring's collections. The resulting fresh and kaleidoscopic eyeful of swirls and teardrop shapes looks just right for warm days ahead.

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Button-down shirts, dresses and ties in Italian cotton poplin, as well as swimwear and silk scarves, canvas totes and leather wallets, all come in color schemes of yellow, pink, and cream or black-and-white.

Pick it up online at Liberty of London and 10 Corso Como.

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