April 27, 2018 by Burgundy Woods
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As the founding force behind Libertine, Johnson Hartig ups the ante in fashion by creatively immersing himself and those around him in a whimsical trip where old school classics meet new school know-how.
Having first launched the label in 2001, today he continues upon his quest of single-handedly revolutionizing the ready-to-wear market for men and women. Hartig paved the way for the current embellishment movement with signature graphic illuminations, sublime screen printing and crystal/embroidery follies.
Equipped with inspirations that ricochet between art, fashion, history, design, travel, culture, and florescence microscopy cell research. Libertine has cultivated collaborations with Damien Hirst, Goyard, Converse and Target – a classic example of rewriting the rules via Libertine’s mindset.
Championed by the likes of Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, Future, Mick Jagger and Cher, Libertine is internationally recognized as a brand with a devout cult following extending from east coast socialites to west coast creatives and back again. In essence, the longevity of Libertine’s apparel spanning over 15 years in the spotlight is a testament to the talent of Johnson Hartig.
This season, there was no stopping the graphic embellished streetwear inspiration we’ve all gown to love over the years. Sequins, screen printed skulls, beading and everything in between is all present. Here are our top 10 favorite trends for Libertine Spring 2018.
10. The Libertine Magic Eye
This season find that magic eye on bombers, trench coats and one of our favorite little black dresses of the season.
9. Floral Columns
Fun and flirty, Libertine Spring 18 showcases punk rock flowers in tiered ruffles and subtle sway.
8. Long, Black and Flowy
Embellished with kyoto blossoms, skulls and miscellaneous street art inspiration, this season long flowy statements strolled down the runway.
7. The Warhol Velvet Underground Banana
This famous pop culture statement gets showcased on white ensembles, pink plaid and our favorite, black spandex briefs for men. Gotta love Libertines eternal humor.
6. Little Black Dress
And speaking of those Warhol bananas, after many requests from their fans, Libertine finally offers women the Little Black Dress, for those of us who desire a more cheeky approach.
5. The Pirate Hat
For heavy hitters of fashion, Libertine offers their Pirate hat embellished with feathers, badges and ribboned statements
4. Tulle Fonts
Sheers are big. We all know that by now, but Libertine’s tulle and street fonts in black, pink and red take the trend to an edgier level.
3. Celestial Graffiti
Libertine’s incredible silks get printed with the most celestial of street art graffiti. Seen on flowy pants, dresses and kimonos and even a great bomber for the guys.
2. Rose-Green Iridescence
An update to their bestselling paillette blazer, must have hoodies, the ultimate slip dress, shorts and trousers. We can’t get enough of Rossini Rhapsody.
And coming in at #1: Style Lush TV’s favorite Libertine trend of the season, Two Piece Statements
Synched at the waist and screaming with statement fashion, Libertines trenches and sequined blazer plays perfect pairing with their wide leg trousers.