COOL LENGTHS OF LINEN ARE THE PERFECT RIPOSTE TO HOT SUMMER DAYS. IT'S SMOOTH ON THE SKIN, SHIELDING IT FROM BRIGHT RAYS, AND PERFECT FOR ENFOLDING YOURSELF IN ITS AIRY LAYERS.
This is a fabric with an ancient past, and a reputation for enduring even the longest passage of time. Linen carries undertones of the Egyptians, who once used it as a currency, and draws on thousands of years of painstaking craft and care.
It also embodies a certain kind of holiness – a purity of material and form that can be felt in its fibres, which have been used for everything from books to bowstrings.
Linen is both the epitome of correctness – don't forget the days when a linen handkerchief tucked into the pocket was an elegant essential – as well as a loose, less structured take on dressing.
As summer arrives, linen once more finds its place in our wardrobes – renewed and ready to sail out into the breeze.