Isabel Marant presented a chic collection in Paris this evening. Choosing function and purpose combined with chic Parisian style the label proved utility and military wear is the starting point of this year’s essential winter wardrobe.
Subtle layering, draped details and safari chic utility pants and shirts began the collection. The colour palette featured nude and khaki tones but the off splash of neon tones or multicolour print was applied to quilted fabrics and layered with soft neutral pieces. Shoulders were exaggerated suggesting a slight nod to the eighties decade and waists were cinched with chunky studded belts. The collection was all about textures, leather was paired with wool, drapes, ruffles, silks, cottons and suedes were all paired together in harmony.
When it came to accessories models wore multiple chunky rings, oversized boho-style earrings and Marant’s trademark slouchy boot which were either calf-length, knee-high of over the dee with a medium-height heel.
And it wasn’t all plain and simple. Somewhere in the middle prints took hold. Polka dots, animal print, florals and geometric prints added some fun and femininity to this collection. Towards the end of the show the eighties influence really became prominent. Shoulders were protruding and the classic eighties silhouette could be seen in force.
The model line-up included Gigi Hadid, and Kaia Gerber who have been working overtime these last few days but are always sure to pull in a crowd. There were also some menswear looks that seamlessly glided into the line-up with the same aesthetic. True to form this was a collection that was elegant but felt as though it was a little rough around the edges and that’s what we love about it.