Parisian Chic on King’s Road

The sun is shining and I’m thinking, wouldn’t it be lovely to be strolling around Paris right now? – especially in amongst the buzz of Paris Fashion Week.

Still there is always the King’s Road and at Harvest, Isabel de Pedro’s A/W 2012 collection brings Nouvelle Vague to Chelsea. Her current collection focuses on the style of a girl in Paris. Or to be more specific, a girl who featured in the legendary film “Á bout de souffle” (1959) by Jean Luc Godard – a film I absolutely adore.

50 years on, Isabel de Pedro recovers many of the hit looks from the French new wave era: skinny trousers with swing jackets, super-feminine cocktail dresses, masculine blouses, duffle coats and trenches.

The colours reflect an autumnal walk in the city: black, grey, cream, beige, autumn greens, rust. The polka-dot, stripes and floral prints combine with simple fabrics and classical French tailoring. Images of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the iconic cafés and even nostalgic smoke from a cigarette take over the T- Shirts, dresses and blouses.

So what do you think? King’s Cross (for the Eurostar) or the King’s Road? Why not both? 😉

Harvest (136 King’s Road, www.harvestlondon.co.uk) is now in its 10th year of stocking Isabel de Pedro – a boutique label which started out in Barcelona in 1970. Prices start from £95.

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