But first, let’s look back at 2020
The New Year has us awash in positive design, optimistic blooms, playful prints, and cheerful colours that will inspire a renewed and refreshed outlook in 2021. We’ve raided our archives for instantly recognizable Laura Ashley prints and romantic silhouettes that will add a delightful dash of gorgeous feminine design to any wardrobe or home. We are also excited to announce that we have new collaborations in the works that will put a spring in your step!
But first, take a look back at some of 2020’s most liked posts, favourite fashions, trends, and more.
Top 2020 Collaborations: The perfect marriage of two iconic British names, the Barbour x Laura Ashley autumn winter women’s fashion collection combined classic Barbour outerwear, clothing, and accessories with Laura Ashley’s archive of signature prints. The collection launched just as fans were gearing up for the next season of The Crown where both Barbour and Laura Ashley played center stage.
rag & bone and Laura Ashley partnered on a limited-edition menswear capsule collection for Fall 2020. Bridging Laura Ashley’s signature British heritage and rag & bone’s appreciation for craft and authenticity, the capsule sold out quickly thanks to its curation of classic styles with a twist.*
Top 2020 Instagram Post: This dreamy bedroom by @designbylovely was our most-liked Instagram post. With people spending most of the year at home, this peaceful and joy-filled bedroom became an inspiration for many.
Top 2020 Pin: In a warm and dusky sienna colourway, our Wild Meadow Sienna Fabric was this year’s clear favourite on Pinterest.
Top 2020 Trend: It didn’t matter if you jumped on the Cottagecore movement or embraced your inner Grandmillennial, Laura Ashley’s prints, designs, and fashion were at the center of both of these trends. Prairie dresses, ditsy florals, and comfy quilts became a reminder of a simpler time and brought comfort to those seeking a space that would be warm and inviting.
Top 2020 Facebook Post: Scrumptious, decadent, wow-worthy, and just like art! Our friends @crumbs.and.confetti crafted a beautiful batch of Laura Ashley inspired cookies. Our followers on Facebook couldn’t get enough of the sweet and tasty works of art featured in one of our Spring Blogs.
Top 2020 Netflix Moment: The Crown on Netflix, which featured Princess Diana’s early royal fashion, had the press and fans alike obsessing over her lovely Laura Ashley looks, including the iconic photo taken of her
in a Laura Ashley skirt before her marriage.
Most Popular Slippers: Slippers were by far the favourite shoe of 2020 with work-from-home becoming the norm for many. Thanks to the plush styles and many colour options, these were your top slippers of choice.