Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Celia Birtwell designs for JL
Celia Birtwell designs for JL
26
Mar '10
John Lewis has launched an exclusive womenswear collection by the iconic 1970s designer, Celia Birtwell.

The Celia Birtwell for John Lewis Women includes pussy-bow dresses, silk chiffon blouses and gypsy-tiered frocks inspired by the vintage designs of Birtwell and her late husband, Ossie Clarke.

Birtwell designed the prints while Clarke created the clothes – and between them they dressed some of the world's most glamorous people such as Bianca Jagger and Paloma Picasso.

An 'it' couple of their day, they are the subject of David Hockney's painting, Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy, which hangs in Tate Britain.

The womenswear team at John Lewis have worked with the designer to create exclusive product. 'Celia pulled out her sketchbooks from the 1970s,' says Juliette Toft, Buyer, JL Collection, womenswear.

The Buyer, who worked on the collection with Head of Buying, Womenswear, Jo Hooper, and designer Emma Cullen, continues: 'We chose prints together then Celia reworked them to make them workable in production.'

The design of the clothes are inspired by vintage Ossie Clarke while the womenswear team added more shapes, such as a tunic and the pussy-bow dress. 'Between us, we agreed what would make the range work,' says Juliette. 'It's almost as if the customer is buying a piece of archive history with these garments, but the collection has quite a broad appeal. It includes wearable shapes for women of all ages.'

John Lewis


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Stone Island

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Jun 2018

Stone Island has mastered ingredient branding: Braind

Italian high-end men's apparel brand Stone Island tops the list of...

Courtesy: Tecnorama

Textiles | On 25th Jun 2018

'Tecnorama automatic dyeing system offers efficiency'

Italy based Tecnorama’s fully-automatic machinery for dispensing...

Courtesy: Lenzing

Textiles | On 25th Jun 2018

Lenzing launches Veocel nonwoven speciality brand

Leading fibre company, the Lenzing Group has unveiled Veocel, the new ...

Interviews View All

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Rajiv Sirohi
Shara

‘Portugal is taking away a major share of the mill made sector.’

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek
Kannbar

‘Blending cultures is the true beauty of fashion, where one’s imagination...

Akshat Chaudhary

Aizome, Asia's first Fairtrade denim brand, is all set to launch next...

Tom Adeyoola

Describing itself as the best body shape and garment fit company in the...

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Samar Firdos
Arvind Ltd

<b>Samar Firdos</b>, Chief Manager (Design) at Lifestyle Apparel Denim...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search