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ARTHUR/LIBERTY

 

The installation emphasises Liberty’s pivotal influence upon the fashion world. It complemented the store’s design, the eclecticism of its collections and Liberty’s individual identity among London’s high-street shops. The display focuses on the figure of Arthur Lasenby Liberty and casts him in the role of fashion’s liberator. He is portrayed as encountering a dissolute, fantastical and depraved couture landscape that represents London’s pre-Liberty’s world; as the narrative continues, Arthur is shown to herald a new promise of better, higher quality fashion for the city. The narrative plays on the iconography of ‘Noah’s ark’ and the imagery of sea-faring harks back to the naval history of the famous shop front on Great Marlborough Street – the Grade II* Tudor-revival building was constructed in 1924 using the timbers of two ships: the HMS Impregnable and HMS Hindustan.

Arthur/Liberty

 
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The Team

Lead Design  Satyajit Das, James Wignall & Alex Wright

Engineering David Gardener

Writing Eley Williams

Design Mitesh Chauhan, James Rodgers & John 'Birdman' O'Sullivan

Music Max Cooper

Graphic Designer Bond & Coyne


Installation Manufacturing Team

Elise Alden, Regan Appleton, Isobel Black, Edward Blandford, Steve Britton, Niel Cambell, Lawrence Deane, Ciara Halpin, Will Harding Newman, John Harkness, Shehnaaz Khan, How Ling, Dan Michaelson, Bradley Moore, Lauren Roberts, Jennifer Tividad, Maria Von Kohler, Rob Whalley, Sophia Wimpenny, Joe Wyand, CJ