NEW YORK, New York – WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie is pleased to debut a unique holiday capsule collection featuring exclusive archival Liberty Art Fabrics. In keeping with WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie’s timeless vision and aesthetic, the limited edition collection is designed for today and built for the future, tailored to the needs of an active and modern lifestyle.
Inspired by minimalism, abstract expressionism and the representation of one’s self through form and color, three carefully-selected Liberty Art Fabric prints—Black Square, Black Sketch and Felix Paisley—are showcased across eight WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie styles. The collaboration marks the first time WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie have printed directly onto their Italian calf leather and 100% organic cotton.
The collection’s motifs reflect the brand’s appreciation of past and present, artfully fused together to create products that transcend time and trends. The simple, elegant Black Square’s contrasting cube and polka dot pattern creates a satisfying optical illusion when applied to WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie favorites: The Kastrup Backpack, O’Hare Shopper Tote, Orly Shopper Tote, Mini Piper Backpack, Changi Luggage Tag and Lennon Sneaker. Black Sketch, a freehand, sketch-like print, appears on select key styles conveying a contemporary take on these classics.
The colorful Felix Paisley, derived from an 1850s paisley shawl painting from the Liberty Archive, adds a touch of Liberty tradition to the collection while the exclusive monochromatic colorway makes it distinctly WANT, as it graces the Kastrup backpack, O’Hare Shopper Tote and Kenyatta Dopp Kit.
The WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie x Liberty Art Fabrics capsule collection will be sold at Liberty of London, WANT Les Essentiels and WantEssentiels.com, Barneys New York (Men’s) and additional fine retailers worldwide from mid-November. Prices for the collection range from $135 – $675.
About WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie
WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie is the fusion of two worlds – one defined by desire and imagination, the other defined by necessity and structure. The two come together as the answer for today’s modern men and women, the global nomads and everyday explorers that follow their passions and are constantly yearning to discover more. Providing the tools they need to go about their fast-paced and ever-evolving lives. It’s all in the name: WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie.
About Liberty Art Fabrics
Since 1875, Liberty Art Fabrics has been famously known for its original hand-drawn designs and world-class London department store that showcases its newest prints along with its luxury goods. Influences from both Eastern and Western cultures merge to create each beautiful Liberty Art Fabric of opulent Ottoman paisleys, mirage mosaics, intricate optical art prints or delicate Oriental florals.