BAMIN NOTES | Trend: Jean-Luc Godard x The French New Wave, the Prevailing Influence of New Wave Fashion 

The French New Wave is known for its radical experimentation with visual and narrative filming techniques, all while making bold fashion moments. The movement started in the late 1950s and 1960s, shifting focus away from conservative period pieces and towards the concerns of the working class, like the social and political upheavals of the era. And while the films featured the simple street styles of the time, the characters often embodied a certain je ne sais quoi that made the accessible yet stylish looks feel so iconic. The movement’s most prominent pioneers include Jean-Luc Godard, who, at the age of 84, is still finding ways to introduce new techniques to the formal innovations of film. So in celebration of Godard’s experimental 3D drama Adieu au langage (2014), we’re taking a look back at some of the most timeless looks from his New Wave classics.