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Isabel MarantSpring Summer 2015 Paris

Runway Review
9/28/2014 Marina Izilova/TeamFWP

Isabel Marant is a trendsetter: her collections are instantaneously "it" as soon as they hit the runway. The world's most stylish clamor for her pieces in a cult-like fashion, thus the pieces sell out like hot cakes. For Spring, she joined the handcrafted crusade illustrated by unfinished textures, coarse fabrics, and ornate surfaces - a fad we've seen quite a bit already this season.

African tribal garb inspired the collection, though the influence wasn't rendered to the letter. Marant threw a Western spin on the original impetus with architecturally-inspired, sharp lines which was quite the break from her signature bohemian proclivities.

The offerings felt a bit A.D. at times with printed tunics with cinched waists layered over pleated leather mini skirts, black leather gladiator sandals, rope-waist collarless jackets with cap sleeves and oversized pockets, and printed wrap-front bottoms. Tassels uplifted the bottom of a barely-there mini, while a simple, leg-baring little white dress felt like a wardrobe staple. A long cozy sweater was one of the assortment's most functional pieces, but all of the looks showed a heavy dose of thigh: in true Marant fashion.

The palette was neutral save for the occasional pops of red on a puka-shell embellished skirt set, practical toppers, perforated shorts, red carpet-ready frocks, and a wearable loop fringe cardigan. Leather made an appearance on sensible short-sleeve tops with boat necklines, wide belts, and a tie-waist wrap mini.

The collection was cool and leggy, but down-to-earth: nothing mold-breaking but realistic enough to make an impact.

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9/28/2014 Marina Izilova/TeamFWP

Isabel Marant is a trendsetter: her collections are instantaneously "it" as soon as they hit the runway. The world's most stylish clamor for her pieces in a cult-like fashion, thus the pieces sell out like hot cakes. For Spring, she joined the handcrafted crusade illustrated by unfinished textures, coarse fabrics, and ornate surfaces - a fad we've seen quite a bit already this season.

African tribal garb inspired the collection, though the influence wasn't rendered to the letter. Marant threw a Western spin on the original impetus with architecturally-inspired, sharp lines which was quite the break from her signature bohemian proclivities.

The offerings felt a bit A.D. at times with printed tunics with cinched waists layered over pleated leather mini skirts, black leather gladiator sandals, rope-waist collarless jackets with cap sleeves and oversized pockets, and printed wrap-front bottoms. Tassels uplifted the bottom of a barely-there mini, while a simple, leg-baring little white dress felt like a wardrobe staple. A long cozy sweater was one of the assortment's most functional pieces, but all of the looks showed a heavy dose of thigh: in true Marant fashion.

The palette was neutral save for the occasional pops of red on a puka-shell embellished skirt set, practical toppers, perforated shorts, red carpet-ready frocks, and a wearable loop fringe cardigan. Leather made an appearance on sensible short-sleeve tops with boat necklines, wide belts, and a tie-waist wrap mini.

The collection was cool and leggy, but down-to-earth: nothing mold-breaking but realistic enough to make an impact.


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