First look: H&M x Liberty of London collaboration

Once again, autumn is slowly starting to make its presence known. The darker nights are creeping in, the air’s got a bit of a bite to it, and flowers having one last colourful push before we say hello to the fiery and comforting tones of fall.

For those wanting to cling on to a summer palette during the winter months, then the latest collaboration may be just the ticket. H&M have created a nine piece collective with emporium store Liberty of London.

The ennead pieces come in a selection of prints straight from the Liberty archive. The collaboration sees the traditional paisley in deep blues with hints of burnt orange and lilac with delicate flowers entwined. The use of small flowers is synonymous with Liberty and is carried through the collection with one shirt in a baby blue with white with small floral detail. An autumnal feel in the collection is a cascade of tumbling leaves on a background of navy blue, perfect for wearing on a night out this Fall.

The final shirt is in typical British colours of red, white and blue printed an almost dot like motif. This print, unlike the other three, comes with either a matching tie or bow-tie (because bow-ties are cool). For those who want to invest in the collaboration but don’t want a shirt that is so boldly printed, then the partnership has created a trio of handkerchiefs in a selection of William Morris style designs.

Each square is crafted with an enlarged floral design. One in hues of blue with hints of golden leaves with auburn flower-pattern. Another in a selection of sea tones adorning a wild flower scene of bluebells, ivy and forget-me-not’s. The final pocket square is a snapshot of a hedgerow in leafy greens, pillar-box reds, turquoise and snowy white.

The collection is available in selected stores and online from September 11.

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