Liverpool Designer Ryan James launches collection in aid of The Whitechapel Centre

Be the first to get your hands on culture-themed scarves and artwork inspired by Liverpool culture.

Liverpool based designer Ryan James, is launching a special collection of culture-themed scarves and digital prints to raise money for local homeless charity, The Whitechapel Centre.

The designs are based on small sections of Liverpool landmarks that were key to the Capital of Culture, created in the style of The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Album. It includes the Liver Birds, St George’s Hall, the Cavern sign, the Museum of Liverpool building, the Walker Art Gallery, the Hope Street Suitcases, the Albert Dock Ferris Wheel and the John Lennon statue.

Ryan James, who studied Fashion at Liverpool John Moores University, has been around the world, capturing cornerstones of different communities for his unique scarf designs and uses a combination of photography, hand-stitching and 3D printing to create his unique designs. Ryan said: “Liverpool is a bold, confident and stylish city and I’m proud to call it home. It’s the perfect place for fashion inspiration and businesses to find a base.

“The Capital of Culture year was a real cornerstone for the vibrant cultural beauty we find in the city today and I’m excited to create designs around the ten-year anniversary.  I also wanted to help tackle issues the city still faces, including homelessness, and therefore decided to donate some of the profits from this collection to The Whitechapel Centre.”

The Whitechapel Centre Chief Exec, David Carter commented: “Homelessness is sadly a growing issue across the country and Liverpool is no exception. It can’t be ignored and we are grateful to Ryan for highlighting the issue and supporting The Whitechapel Centre in this way.”

Fellow Liverpool Designer, Philip Armstrong, who has dressed A-listers including Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, said: “We look forward to seeing the new collection from Ryan James. We are proud to support local talent and to celebrate Liverpool which is a wonderful city where we are recognised talent in music, fashion and art.”

Lifestyle, Travel, Beauty & Fashion blogger, Steph Bannister of Scouse Bird Problems, said:“In this London-centric country, people can forget that London is not the be all and end all when it comes to fashion.

Liverpool is a very fashion conscious city and we definitely err more on the side of glam than hipster. Ryan’s collection totally captures this – there’s all the class of Hermes mixed with all the colour of Liverpool. There’s nothing quite like a fabulous silk scarf to take your outfit from 0-100 instantly.”

The scarf and print can be purchased on Ryan James’ website here from 9th June 2018 and will also retail in the Liverpool Tourist Information centres located at Liverpool Central Library, British Music Experience, the City of Liverpool cruise terminal and the online shop Liverpool City Gifts.com.

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