For those of you who love old movies, you are really going to enjoy the 2010 spring/summer collection of Nicole Farhi.

It all starts with the series of psychological novels written in the 1950’s by Patricia Highsmith about Tom Ripley, a young man who is struggling to make ends meet in New York City.

Based on the first novel, the Talented Mr. Ripley, French director René Clément produced a movie in 1960 entitled Plein Soleil (also known as Purple Moon, Blazing Sun, and Full Sun), which is full of adventure and sexual tension.

Hinting to the relaxed summer life of the Italian Riviera, Nicole Farhi draws on the epicurean styles of Alain Delon, who plays Tom Ripley with his rolled-up trousers and tilted panamas.

Nicole breaks up the suits of Delon with a selection of chinos and polo shirts, allowing the modern-day Ripleys to step away from formalwear of New York and enter the relaxation of Italian summers. Nicole designs the collection using a color palette of cobalt blue, white, and emerald green.

British designer Nicole Farhi has been combining her Turkish, French, and English heritage into luxurious tailoring for the past 27 years. Born in Nice, France, Nicole launched her eponymous label in London, in 1982.

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