Heal's unveils first fabric
collection since 1970s

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London retailer Heal's has released its first own-brand collection of textiles in four decades (+ slideshow).

Heal's unveils first fabric collection since 1970s
Cloud by Emily Patrick

Heal's has collaborated with both well-known and upcoming designers to create the range of fabric prints exclusive to the brand.

Heal's unveils first fabric collection since 1970s
Top Brass 2 by Zandra Rhodes

"We wanted to inject fun and excitement into our Heal's fabric design once again, by working with established as well as emerging designers – in the same way we did in the 1950s and 1960s," said Heal's head of fabric and design Pia Benham.

Heal's unveils first fabric collection since 1970s
Tea Time by Diana Bloomfield

British designer Zandra Rhodes' Top Brass 2 is based on a print she first created for the brand in 1963 while studying at the Royal College of Art.

Heal's unveils first fabric collection since 1970s
Stripe by Paul Vogel

Influenced by the work of British artist David Hockney, the Pop Art-style print has been recreated in pink - the same colour as the designer's hair.

Heal's unveils first fabric collection since 1970s
Trees by Cressida Bell

A repeated jelly and cake motif by the late designer Diana Bloomfield has also been reproduced.

Heal's unveils first fabric collection since 1970s
Lady Jane by Petra Börner

Other designs include Ottilie Stevenson's pattern based on Art Deco jewellery and Emily Patrick's cloud-like print taken from her own abstract painting of the sky.

Heal's unveils first fabric collection since 1970s
Herbarium by Hvass & Hannibal

Paul Vogel used the bright colours in the photography of Miles Aldridge and the illustrations of David McKee as the basis for his stripy designs.

Heal's unveils first fabric collection since 1970s
Apron made from Top Brass 2 by Zandra Rhodes

Flora formed the starting point for fabrics by Malika Favre, Cressida Bell, Hvass & Hannibal and Petra Börner.

Heal's unveils first fabric collection since 1970s
Cushion cover made from Trees by Cressida Bell

The designs have been used to create a range of accessories included aprons, cushion covers and notebook sleeves, as well as the prints on trays. The fabrics will be available at Heal's from 1 March.

  • trebuh

    That illustrates quite clearly why they haven’t done a collection since four decades ago. And what is Heal’s by the way?