Whilstwe’re looking firmly ahead to the later months of the year, the 1970s has a pull that fashion just can’t shake. For pre-fall 16, the rive gauche trend is a more romantic re-interpretation of the decade, using boho Left Bank girls rather than disco queens as inspo……more pussy bow blouses, gauzy lace and soft suede rather than lurex and glitter.
It’s no surprise that designers turned to florals; Preen Line riffed on the ditsy print, Valentino went more painterly, even accessorising with floral headpieces, and the diffusion Red Valentino gave us graphic motifs. The free spirit of the trend was really captured in languid silhouettes and soft textures, like wide leg silk trousers at Roberto Cavalli and bell sleeves at See By Chloe. It is 2016 though and Roksanda Ilincic duly provided a modern twist, with cropped kick flares and streamlined tunics.[URIS id=62129]
HOW TO GET THE LOOK…
The beauty of this trend is that it works with whatever length you prefer…tunic or maxi dress, wide-leg trouser or cropped flare, it’s all about being a free spirit. Bohemian means different things to different people, but you can’t go wrong with some florals and floaty fabrics like satin and tulle. Bonus points if you can combine the two.
Wide leg trousers
Topshop Boutique, £110
Alice + Olivia, £310
River Island, £85