Libertine Unveils Schumacher Collaboration at New York Fashion Week

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Libertine returned to New York Fashion Week on Wednesday to present its collaboration with Schumacher to an audience that included Thom Browne, Hamish Bowles, Paris Hilton, Patrick Starr and others.
Designer Johnson Hartig designed fabrics, trim and wall coverings for the home fabrics and wallpaper company, which launched on the Schumacher web site this month, and the runway show featured looks made with the bright and intricate prints. “We do these really exorbitant, lush prints every season so it was a continuation of that,” said Hartig following the Libertine runway show.
Hartig worked with Schumacher creative director Dara Caponigro on the 2017 book, “The Authentics.” The designer was one of many people featured in the tome along with actress Peggy Lipton and interior designer Miles Redd. “We became familiar then and just a couple years later they approached me about doing the collection for them,” he said.
Schumacher marks its 130th year in business this year. Two years ago, the company entered into a licensing partnership with Vogue to produce a collection inspired by the Vogue archive. The family-owned company has also worked with Elsa Schiaperelli and Karl Lagerfeld.
Libertine’s collection for Schumacher includes dragon prints, Renaissance art drawings, a Ming-era ginger jar-inspired pattern,

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