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How to Make a Liberty Headband; Behind the Scenes with Liberty London for Pop-In@Nordstrom, Part 3

You’re not the only one who browses the prints and patterns inside Pop-In@Nordstrom Welcomes Liberty London and imagines an endless weekend of DIY projects. Liberty London fanatics are a crafty bunch, as you’ll see when stylist and author Sania Pell leads you through this tutorial.

Get your scissors out, folks. Let’s do this.

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Behind the Scenes with Liberty London for Pop-In@Nordstrom, Part 2

While the latest in our Pop-In@Nordstrom Welcomes Liberty London video series is a behind-the-scenes look at the print and fabric design process from the storied Brit brand’s autumn 2012 collection, the industry insight is still totally relevant and the inside point of view on the process is, as we say around here, evergreen.

But let’s check out how they say it around there.

Go desk-side with a handful of Liberty designers at the in-house studio as they talk about historical context, original artwork, digital prints and art world references.

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Behind the Scenes with Liberty London for Pop-In@Nordstrom, Part 1

Calling all garmento geeks, fashion nerds and Anglophiles! To help you navigate the print- and pattern-festooned planet of Pop-In@Nordstrom Welcomes Liberty London, we’ve lined up a video mini-series aimed at insider knowledge, DIY projects and general fun stuff.

First up: How does a Liberty print become a Liberty print?

The iconic Tana Lawn shows up across the floral print shopper, that crazily irresistible egg cozy and on lots of other useful and adorable items, but where was it before that? Get inside the impressive Lancaster fabric factory that finishes many of these fine textiles and find out how Liberty’s prints come to life.

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Liberty London’s Ed Burstell on British Heritage, Cool Collaborations and BFFs

This month we celebrate British heritage as Pop-In@Nordstrom welcomes Liberty London. To kick things off, here’s a look inside the brand.

Ed Burstell, managing director of Liberty London; image via the Liberty blog

When I asked Ed Burstell how he described Liberty London back in 2008, when he left the American fashion industry to work for what is perhaps the most British of all British department stores, he said he told people, “It was one of the last great emporiums of its kind left on Earth.” When I asked Burstell how he describes it now, after seven years as the shop’s managing director, his Brit-sharpened wit and American confidence cuts right through.

“I say it is one of the last great emporiums of its kind left on Earth.”

For the launch of this month’s Liberty London Pop-In, Burstell defined the historical context of Liberty’s grand marketplace status, and he outlined what he calls his “subversive” polish on this British institution.

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These Special Edition Liberty London x Nikes Aren’t Going to Last Long

Call them the shoes of the moment—especially because that’s about as long as they’ll be available.

The Air Max Thea – Liberty of London Merlin and the Tennis Classic Ultra – Liberty of London Merlin are two of the most hyped of all current styles; why, none other than Hypebeast called Thea the “intersection of the past and present” and “truly unique.”

We just call them aces.

The Merlin graphic is a throwback to 1972 when the print- and pattern-happy Brits at Liberty first put it on silk scarves; Nike took it and ran with it in both apparel and footwear, yielding a collection that recalls Warhol, Haring, and Basquiat‘s gritty pop art as well as late-80s hip-hop.

Can’t you just feel that first wave of blinged-out bomber jackets and Versace, Versace, Versace? Check out the Liberty Windrunner.

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What’s Up, Olivia: Tied Up

heroOur Director of Creative Projects and Pop-In Shop curator Olivia Kim offers up daily inspiration, favorite products and things she’s super in love with right now.

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L. Erickson ‘Floral Rhapsody’ Silk Charmeuse Scrunchie

“Scrunchtastic! I love the Liberty London print on these.”

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