Since the notion of ‘Swinging London’ first hit the headlines in the sixties, London has never managed to shake of its reputation as being a city where fashion designers are inspired and who those dare to dress differently are welcomed with open arms. With the likes of Jean Shrimpton and Mary Quant, two of the most iconic names in fashion, being the symbol of Swinging London, the capital has retained its unrivalled ability to inspire and fascinate the world of fashion.
Whilst creativity and flair are at the heart of a designer’s talents, fabric is crucial to the manufacturing of the fashion designer’s creations. Being one of the world’s leading fashion cities, London is home to an astonishing amount of fabric shops, selling diverse, beautiful and unique fabrics for every occasion.
Take a look at three of the best fabric shops in London.
Liberty, Regent Street, SW3 2JD
This well-known and, naturally being on Regent Street, rather exclusive London fabric shop, sells impeccable fabrics and haberdashery and is one of the most elite material stores in the whole of the capital. With Stella McCartney and her designer buddies being regular visitors, you never quite know who you’ll bump into in this exclusive Regent Street store!
Soho Silks, 22 D’Arblay Street, Soho, W1
Being one of the hippest, trendiest and cosmopolitan boroughs of London, you would expect nothing less than first-rate fabrics radiating uniqueness and style than in a Soho fabric shop.
Soho Silks never fails to have an exciting mix of wonderfully artistic individuals musing through its huge selection of beautiful fabrics from around the world.
The White House, 102 Waterford Road, SW6 8TW
With a name like the White House, it can be guaranteed that any ‘stately’ first impressions of the kind of material they sell in this south west London store will be proven correct. This highly fashionable London fabric shop specialises in fine linen, particularly bed linens and terry cloth.
So not only can you appeal to your innermost designer desires and create some stunning and inimitable outfit with some fine White House fabric, but you can also deck your house out in utterly beautiful and unique fabrics.