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‘Aloha shirt’ is back

London - Once the preserve of camera-toting, sandal-wearing American tourists, the Hawaiian shirt has captured the imagination of top fashion houses.

Prada has long been a fan of tropical prints and now Stella McCartney, Riccardo Tisci and Peter Pilotto have championed the summery shirt.

The 'aloha shirt' was created in Hawaii in the Thirties when a Chinese merchant made shirts from old kimono cloth. Credit: AFP

The “aloha shirt” was created in Hawaii in the Thirties when a Chinese merchant made shirts from old kimono cloth.

The style was exported in the Fifties and became iconic after Elvis wore one on the Blue Hawaii album cover.

This summer they are back– and are as bold as ever!

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