Liberty Kelly is a London-based womenswear designer who creates classically inspired, modern tweed jackets, ponchos and parka coats. The brand was born in 2009 when Liberty, who was previously in costume, made a poncho using some leftover Harris Tweed from Johnny Depp’s costume in Tim Burtons film ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.
Her design was in demand overnight, recognised immediately for its refreshingly modern style, versatility and quality. Liberty had created contemporary country styling, for urban living.
Liberty Kelly clothes are made for real people to fall in love with, designed to age beautifully and become a well loved friend. Each collection comprises colourful jackets, ponchos and parka coats made from beautiful British tweeds, woven in Yorkshire.
The quality, care and attention to detail put into each piece is an expression of the respect Liberty has for her customers. By manufacturing in the UK she has been able to be completely responsive to them, constantly evolving and diversifying her collection.
Prices range from £145- £375.
The Liberty Kelly Poncho
It all began with the classic Liberty Kelly poncho. Designed so one size fits all, there are three styles of poncho – the Wagtail, Blanket and Long Poncho – all of which are remarkably flattering.
Offering a stylish solution for women on the go, they offer the wearer plenty of space for a jacket or jumper underneath, depending on the unpredictable British weather.
Attention to detail is paramount; The ponchos fasten with a single wooden toggle on the outside, which attaches to a silver or gold eyelet. The leather bound arm slits on the sides add a hint of city-chic, and the wool and silk mix or faux fur collars can be worn up or down, enabling the wearer to choose from two contrasting looks.
The ponchos are available in rich colour-combinations inspired by the beautiful countryside, including:
- Midnight Blue
- Sea Blue
- Flintstone Blue
- Fen Green with a Mulberry Pink lining
- Wagtail tweed with a faux fur collar
- Moss Green with a faux fur collar
The Liberty Kelly Jacket
The Liberty Kelly signature jacket is unique, with a fitted and feminine cut that perfectly accentuates the waist, rather than being box-shaped and rigid like so many other tweed jackets.
The jackets can be worn in three different ways:
- Fastened only at the waist to give shape and draped to reveal a coloured lining
- Toggle fastened at the waist and lapel giving a stunning cowl neck
- Double fastened with a back fold to create a stand collar and fitted waist.
The idea for the design resulted from Liberty hastily gathering all the buttonholes onto the top button on a over-sized jacket her son was given to wear at her daughters christening. The jacket instantly took on a new lease of life, and the way in which the fabric gathered so beautifully was where the inspiration came from.
Impeccably made in quality fabric that softens and improves with age, the jackets are available in:
Finch Green with a Bramble Pink collar
Griffin Green with a Grey collar
Heath Green with a Navy collar
Peacock Brown with a Navy collar
Polver Grey with a Steel Grey collar
Starling Brown with a Grey collar