There’s a reason why Left Bank chic inevitably comes to mind whenever you think of Paris. The quintessence of French fashion resides in this creative quarter that has traditionally been home to artists, writers and philosophers.
The Left Bank (or La Rive Gauche, as the locals call it) has bred a unique kind of fashionable woman whose style is at once classic and cutting-edge, obvious in her artfully dishevelled hair, perfectly smudged eyeliner and chic Chanel minidress tempered with a pair of edgy Saint Laurent boots.
This stylish trailblazing attitude is best reflected in model, Chanel muse and street-style star Caroline de Maigret. Her blase sartorial choices, at once precious and undone, adds a certain je nais se quoi to everything she wears. Here, the secrets to pulling off the enviable Left Bank style.
Think a leopard-print clutch from Givenchy, bright red pumps from Saint Laurent, and irreverent necklaces and earrings such as those seen at the Loewe Fall/Winter 2016 show. Anything big and bold goes, as long as it makes a visual impact and is a contrast to your outfit. In fact, the bolder, the better.
Kenneth Goh, editor-in-chief at Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore
Runway photos: Courtesy of Chanel, Givenchy, Loewe and Louis Vuitton