Over the last few years Boden has had a reputation for style based on the best of British. Collections have been represented with campaigns that have included British icons, from red telephone boxes and black cabs, to the landmarks of London life. I still have my London print umbrella from a few seasons away, and totally love the iconic nod to British style, both past and present.
But the latest icons collection couldn’t be farther away from rain swept, windy Britain. Taking it’s inspiration from the colours and designs of the Far East, Boden Icons for Summer 2018 is entitled ‘Wonders of the World’. Boden say of the collection:-
Our ICONS collection returns, drawing
inspiration from the Far East. Traditional printing
methods blend with hand-sourced silks and
stop-in-your-tracks details to create timeless
designs you’ll treasure forever.
The collection features trousers, tunics and dresses, and for me it is the stunning dresses that really stand out. Imagine you were raiding the wardrobe of 1960s icons Talitha Pol, Anita Pallenberg or Verushka, or the Ibiza styles sported by Kate Moss, and you would not be far wrong. The styles combine sumptuous prints tassels, ruffles and blooms, as well as sleeves, proper sleeves that are the godsend of anyone over 35. These dresses are beautiful, grown up and full of style and charm.
Many of the dresses have a strong Japanese influence in terms of their kimono styling. The cool, floaty lines make these perfect Summer holiday pieces, they would not take up a lot of precious room in your suitcase, but would certainly make a real statement when worn, either with strappy sandals in the evening, or with flip flops during the day.
My personal favourites from the collection are the Cornelia Kimono style dress in a stunning shade of jade green, and the Cressida tassel dress which has a real luxurious look..
What do you think of the collection?
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