Laura Ashley
(1925-1985)

woman and designer

Died aged c. 60

Laura Ashley (7 September 1925 – 17 September 1985) was a Welsh fashion designer and businesswoman. She originally made furnishing materials in the 1950s, expanding the business into clothing design and manufacture in the 1960s. The Laura Ashley style is characterised by Romantic English designs — often with a 19th-century rural feel — and the use of natural fabrics.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Laura Ashley designer 1925-1985 began printing fabrics here with her husband, Bernard 1954-1956

83 Cambridge Street, SW1, London, United Kingdom where she began printing fabrics

Laura Ashley 1925-1985 Designer was born here. Cynllunwraig a anwyd yma.

31, Station Terrace, Dowlais, United Kingdom where she was born (1925)