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KATE TAKES LIBERTY

The WWD reportst that it looks like Kate Moss’ collection for Topshop will take a floral turn for spring. The model is collaborating with London-based Liberty’s print designers to create fabrics for dresses in her forthcoming Kate Moss Topshop collection. A Topshop spokeswoman confirmed that the retailer and Moss are working with Liberty’s designers, but declined to disclose details. It’s likely the pieces will be labeled so customers can see they’re made with Liberty fabric, alongside the Kate Moss Topshop branding.
 
 
It won’t be the first time Liberty and Topshop — both beacons of London’s West End shopping district — have joined forces. On Monday, Topshop launched a line of lingerie in Liberty fabrics at its Oxford Circus store, with a second series of pieces slated to be introduced in January. The Liberty for Topshop collection includes a ruffle bandeau bra in a pink and
purple pansy print called “Miranda,” boyshorts in an intricate black, orange and green floral “Strawberry Thief” print and a camisole printed with oversize pink roses, called Carline. Prices range from 8 pounds, or $11 at current exchange, for a cotton brief to 20 pounds, or $29, for a cotton camisole bra. The collection also will be sold via topshop.com, the
retailer’s online store.