A HIGH Street brand has transformed the iconic hand painted prints once used for Worcester Porcelain into a collection of pretty dresses, skirts and trousers.

Fashion brand Oasis has teamed up with the Museum of Royal Worcester to create the collection of summer essentials for this year’s Spring/Summer season.

The midi dresses, wiggle pencil skirts and delicate slip style separates have all been created using designs inspired by the British institution’s hand-painted prints.

The collection, which also includes a culottes jumpsuit, a shift dress and a wraparound tea dress, shows off the intricate floral designs associated with Royal Worcester.

The idea came about after Oasis’s design director Clive Reeve happened upon the Museum of Royal Worcester’s website and its sample pages of unique archive drawings and paintings.

He was so impressed with the content and quality he and print manager Daisy Spurrier, visited the Museum and selected a series of designs featuring birds, butterflies and flowers for the range.

The 28 piece collection has been named The Heritage Collection and the city’s House of Fraser is currently featuring the entire range with a dedicated window take-over.

Tomorrow, a pop-up shop, in the form a visiting bus will be in the High Street to show off the collaboration.

Amanda Savidge, museum director, said: “The collaboration celebrates the coming together of two iconic British historic brands and will help the Museum attract new audiences.

“The quality of reproduction and fabrics reflects Oasis’ respect for Royal Worcester and solidifies a wonderful and co-operative experience.”

Oasis has previously worked on similar collaboration projects at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Chelsea Physic Garden.

More information about the project can be found at museumofroyalworcester.org/turn-the-tables/