This brand, famous for its cosmopolitan, self-asserted, sexy style, gave us a collection that establishes itself as a uniform for chic French women.
Fashion Week continues in Paris. Now it’s the designers’ turn to show who best understands the effortless chic aesthetic that French women like. Isabel Marant, with her eponymous brand, just gets it. Upon the founding of her brand in ’94, she instantly became famous for her pioneering, cosmopolitan spirit that is both self-assertiveness and effortlessly sexy. She personally tries on every garment before it hits the runway to make sure everything works as it should for the everyday life of a real woman.
In this new collection, we saw pieces that were true to the purest Marant aesthetic. She did what she does best: boots, neutrals, and metallic pieces that ran up the legs of the models who walked the runway in fitted mini dresses. The latter were made of materials like wool, mohair, and knit. From ultra-sexy to layered urban looks that took inspiration from life outdoors, we saw a little bit of everything: oversized parkas, teddy-bear coats, oversized windbreakers, and warm knitwear.
It was a collection designed for cold climates but for those who don’t want to sacrifice style or comfort, in which we saw pieces like baggy pants, oversized coats and sweaters, but also denim garments and leather overalls that got everyone’s attention. To balance things out, there were pieces intended for a night out, like velvet bodysuits, others with lace and transparencies, and ones with metallic rhinestone mesh. One of my favorite looks was a strapless jumpsuit with a plunging neckline, all embroidered with black sequins.
The tonal palette was quite sober: camel, burgundy, cobalt blue, beige, gray and black. There were some pieces in fuchsia, autumnal orange, and mustard that enlivened the show’s palette, as well as metallic sparkles that gave things some shine. The accessories were discreet: crossbody bags, and of course, the aforementioned boots that are already a hallmark of the brand. The collection that proved to us why Isabel Marant is the most beloved designer on the Parisian scene.