Long Tall Shadows is a collection born out of our frustration with Summer clothes. We pray for balmy, hot days and then as soon as they are here we are wishing them away again, unable to feel like ourselves in shorts and strappy tops. Frances and the team wanted to create a collection that could transition you from rainy April days to boiling hot July ones seamlessly. We looked to a favourite novel 'Out of Africa' by Karen Blixen and then to the past and the eras in which she lived. In hot countries like Africa in the first half of the 20th Century people would very seldom go out in the midday sun with any skin on show; it was crucial to cover and protect yourself. They did so with light layers in cool fabrics and neutral colours so as to reflect the heat. We took this idea and developed our new collection comprised of our core styles, in new fabrics and colours, as well as brand new designs to create a cool, Summer wardrobe. Each item has been made in a natural colour first to emphasise our inspiration and draw focus to the shapes and textures.