Sales at Liberty, the iconic department store and fabrics business, rose 40% in the first four months of this year. Liberty chief executive Geoffroy de La Bourdonnaye has declared a “new beginning” for its Liberty of London brand and said it will become the fourth and final part of the business to become profitable after signing its first licensing deal last week to produce a men's line.
Liberty prints are having something of a moment with tie-ups from Target, Woolrich and numerous other brands. But get in, before it suffers from overkill.
It always looks good in these warmer months and for inspiration look no further than Hugh Grant in Four Weddings and a Funeral. A classic scene, he goes for full on dishevelled You want to make it look like it's vintage or you've had it for years. Wear undone and slightly creased, think off duty Sloane and team with shorts and no socks.
Left - Blue Christelle Mandarin Shirt, Liberty of London
I've been hankering after a James style shirt in this Thomas fabric in blue with pyjama piping.