Conceived during Covid, and releasing their first range of products to the world in only May of 2021, Liberato is a young Japanese brand with big aspirations. The word Liberato is derived from Latin, and describes a ‘Free Man’ or 'one who has attained freedom'. A suitable name for a brand born out of the changing values and lifestyles brought about by Covid, but also speaking to the core ethos of the brand. The concept of taking a dress shoe like a classic loafer traditionally paired with suits or dress pants, and giving it the comfort and function of a slip-on speaks closely to the current climate of remote or flexible working environments and the global preference for a more casual aesthetic.