Why we're watching Riviera for our SS19 style inspiration

Sky's hit original series Riviera is back for a second season on Sky Atlantic, and between the glamour, stunning backdrops and street style icon Poppy Delevigne as the new star, we will be glued to our screens for style inspiration.

Firstly the show. Julia Stiles returns as Georgina Clios – the smart and tenacious art curators whose life was thrown into turmoil after the mysterious death of her millionaire husband. Picking up in the immediate aftermath of the explosive conclusion to series one, a member of the Clios family has gone missing, and the blood is on Georgina’s hands. Doing all she can to conceal the murder from her extended family, Georgina makes a turbulent return to the Riviera – only to find a sinister message waiting for her. Someone knows her secret. Georgina’s attempts to find the identity of her accuser entangle her with the Eltham family – an English dynasty with secrets of their own.

The Elthams feature a family of new cast members, including Juliet Stevenson as Lady Cassandra Eltham, Poppy Delevigne as her daughter Daphne, and Alex Lanipekun as Daphne's partner Raafi Al-Qaadi.

The second series, with all episodes released on May 23, promises to be full of just as much glamour, intrigue and fabulous outfits as Season One. Sharing her inspiration behind the show's stunning outfits, Riviera's Costume Designer Emma Fryer said that she went shopping in central London with Delevigne to find the essence of her character, Daphne Eltham, through her clothing. Using designers like Emilia Wickstead, Alice Temperley and Zimmerman, Fryer described used "floatier, softer" materials to reflect Delevigne's character.

Watch the trailer in full below:

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Here are our favourite looks from the upcoming season, and how you can recreate them for your SS19 wardrobe.’

Blue shirt dress

Julia Stiles makes a splash as Georgina in this stunning blue patterned shirt dress from Erdem.

 

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ERDEM 3/4 length dress, €2.350 from YOOX

 

CORO Boxy Grab Bag, now €29 from Topshop

 

Beach house ready

Daphne and Cassandra conspire on the couch, both looking beach ready and classic in clean whites and blues.

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Striped print skirt, €29.95 from Zara

 

Belted striped shirt, €39.95 from Zara

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Summer whites

A party that looks set to be anything but relaxed... Daphne and Georgina compete for best dressed in fresh white dresses, but we think Georgina cinches it in her Roland Mouret number.

 

Roysten Dress, €1.515 from Roland Mouret

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Mango angled cat eye sunglasses in white, now €18.65 at ASOS

Pastel dreams

Daphne looks summer ready in pretty pastels and loose and airy pieces.

 

Satin pleated skirt, €49.99 from Mango

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Blouse with ties, €19.99 from H&M

Hepburn-style drama

Irina brings the drama in cat-eye glasses, a dramatic headscarf, and of course, a Stella McCartney showstopper.

Stella McCartney Cape-effect intarsia wool midi dress, €1,495 from Net-a-Porter

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Verona chiffon maxi headscarf in black, €15.21 exclusively at ASOS

Red or dead

Irina looks cool, calm and collected in red.

 

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ASOS DESIGN cropped blouse with flutter sleeve, €34.56 from ASOS

 

Red wide leg trousers, €55.00 from River Island


On May 23, the Sky Original “Riviera” returns to Sky Atlantic for another season. Riviera’s highly anticipated second season picks up in the immediate aftermath of the explosive first series finale, where the Clios family is faced with the tragic death of one of their own. Only this time, the blood is on the hands of our female protagonist, Georgina. All episodes available from 23 May. Season one available on demand now.

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