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.

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!

How to wear:

* Exercise caution with a shirt of this calibre. Team with plain, neutral coloured trousers, shorts or skirts.

* Light cotton is by far the best and most authentic, material.

* The traditional look is with a collar and short sleeves, but sleeveless is fine, too.

* Leave the necklace at home. This look needs no other adornments. – Daily Mail