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English Eccentrics was founded by two friends, Judy Littman and Claire Angel, in 1982. Their early designs used innovative prints and their bohemian-themed collections still showcase decorative fabrics and rich ornamentation.

Judy Littman’s sister Helen David (neé Littman) designed many textiles and garments especially for the partnership. Typically using intense, saturated colours on decadent fabrics, she cites her influences as travel, art history, philosophy, and ecological and social causes. Helen David has published her textile work in “English Eccentrics: The Textile Designs of Helen Littman” and has more recently exhibited her mixed media fine art works in London.

The modern label is a black background with what looks like gold or white.

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from a mid 1980s print dress  - Courtesy of

from a mid 1980s print dress

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