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.