August has arrived, and Instagram informs us that the fashion flock has headed to Hydra, Montauk and Ibiza. Yet, as i-D Fashion Features Editor Anders Christian Madsen reports, London designers are hard at work, as are many of our most diligent friends and colleagues. So in case your seaside retreat comes with a gloomy day or two - or you can’t make your escape in the first place - we’ve prepared a marathon of the most inspiring vacation flicks. Full of romance, drama, hijinks, and amazing looks, these movies are guaranteed to transport you straight into a 60s style bikini and sarong, rum swizzle in hand and Jean-Paul Belmondo in tow.
The Story: Inspired by Francoise Sagan’s book of the same name, this 58 film follows the tale of a girl called Cecile, played by the ever-chic Jean Seberg. She’s a party girl with a dark side on the French Riviera, until her father acquires an authoritarian fiancee who threatens to spoil the fun. Alongside her father’s young mistress, Cecile works to break up the relationship and secure her carefree lifestyle, no matter the consequences.
The Style: Because it was filmed in the late 50s, the fashion in this movie sits between Dior’s ultra-femme New Look, and the sleeker, more angular silhouettes that would become popular in the 60s. It’s a whirl of hourglass-shaped party dresses and square-necked swimsuits, as well as tomboyish, oversized button-downs. Mlle. Seberg wears her signature pixie tres court to great effect, accentuated with perfect shades.