Mr Benn inspired Nike trainers at Liberty
Mr Benn, a floral patterned Knight's suit of armor, some Nike trainers, at Liberty's of London…right’o…I know what you're thinking; somebody's been taking mind bending hallucinogens, or had too much cheese before bedtime, or it’s one of those urban myth's like the Captain Pugwash, Seaman Stains thing.
Well, there is an element of truth to this trippy scenario! Liberty of London as part of their Autumn Winter 2011 range have produced, in conjunction with Nike, a range of trainers incorporating fabric print designs by famous children’s illustrators. ‘Douglas Stripe’ is from an original illustration by David McKee of Mr Benn, ‘Helena’s Party’ was the result of a collaboration with Lauren Child, creator of Charlie & Lola and ‘Eb’s’ print is based on the work of Brian Wildsmith.
The classic basketball shoe returns in the Nike Dunk High Skinny with a Liberty print twist. An iconic sports silhouette sneaker featuring Douglas Stripe print, designed from an illustration by David McKee, creator of the Mr Benn stories. David's print range for Liberty was based around the idea of Mr Benn embarking on an adventure as a Liberty Print knight.
The Liberty Nike range is available online from Tuesday 13 September or in store at Liberty from Wednesday 14 September
*Liberty are currently offering free UK standard delivery on all online Liberty Nike orders!*