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The House of Bonpoint unveils its Summer 2O16 collection and celebrates 4O years of creation. The anniversary capsule will be like Proust’s madeleine cakes for many with fresh shades of milky white, iconic Liberty prints and delicate broderieanglaise punctuating every theme in the collection.

Christine Innamorato continues resolutely in this direction for the second Bonpoint Couture collection. She pays tribute to the savoir-faire and history of the House. It’s a contemporary spirit that the Artistic Director breathes into this collection whilst respecting the iconic Bonpoint codes.

Cherry Blossom, Buena Vista, The Party, Diabolo Menthe and Nouvelle Vague – the Summer 2O16 themes echo the poetry so typical of the world of Bonpoint. For older girls, YAM Bonpoint unveils a look that is both sassy and carefree.

The wardrobes of kids of all ages will overflow with Bonpoint creations. Items of clothing with a timeless charm to keep and also hand down through the generations… 

Cherry Blossom

A romantic trend inspired by Nastassja Kinski in Roman Polanski’s Tess. Its Liberty prints come straight from a bucolic English garden with varying shades of white – from milk to cream –pinks – from pale to blush – and a burgeoning desire for bright, almost spicy colours. Details run wild with an entredeux lace, reworked smocking, sparkly print knits, herbarium and cherry branch embroidery and gold lacquered linen. And what better to accessorise this pretty collection than a boater hat and a pair of lace-up sandals.

Buena Vista

A style with 1960s tailoring that travels from Los Angeles to Cuba, via Mexico and its folkloric prints, with a blend of Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere and Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. It’s an ode to freedom with no boundaries. A mix of genres with recoloured Liberty prints, frilly details and graphic prints (from jacquards to checks). This is a trend that fears nothing. One minuteit’s all about daring fiery colours – Prussian blue,green, saffron yellow, lagoon and brick pink, followed then bya cooler palette of natural white, black or ecru. Feminine style apron dresses, and masculine lapelled jackets for the boys – everything brought together with a pair of lamé brogues and a hat straight from Havana.

The Party

A fusion of hippie and gypsy, Ibiza and Bali, retro and boho, this holiday style combines ethnic prints with gypsy cuts. The silhouette is figure-hugging without ever being tight. Flared jeans are paired with a printed blouse, a Liberty print dress with an ecru crochet cape, and a cream flounce skirt with a khaki leather biker jacket. The colours are warm (coral, orange, caramel) and deep (midnight blue) set off by milky white and shiny metallic details with gold lamé and shimmering sequins. The silhouette is teamed upwith clogs in natural python, a wide-brimmed hat and abasket embroidered with colourful pompoms.

Nouvelle Vague

From Saint Germain des Prés to Saint Tropez, this trend is dedicated to girls with strong personalities. Brigitte Bardot, Françoise Hardy and Jean Seberg are the muses. Just a tad old fashioned, we are torn between the quasi-vintage looks from a crocheted tunic and faded denim Seafarer shorts, a marshmallow dress, a ruffled Liberty blouse withturned-up chinos, to a two-piece suit and a sparkly polo top. It’s the kingdom of adolescence embodied with its palette of ice-cream colours (mint, strawberry, vanilla, lemon yellow, fresh white); its smocking details, broderie anglaise and pretty prints (polka dots). The cherry on the cake comes in the form of bright yellow Stan Smith sneakers. We don’t just love them;wearejust never going