Often emulated but never matched, Isabel Marant is the trendsetting brand famed for its cool, pared-down Parisian vibes.
Isabel Marant knows exactly what her customer wants, and Fall/Winter 2016 proves it yet again. This season sees the supremely chic Parisienne play with a somewhat rougher edge, toughening up her bohemian babe as she imbues her signature look with a rebellious attitude and a gritty kind of glam. ’80s-inspired and plenty punk, the rocking runway collection is traditionally honest and authentic – a refreshing trait we know we can rely on Isabel Marant for. We can’t wait to switch out of our easy blouses and go-to daywear faves to take back the night Isabel Marant FW16 style in a zipped leather miniskirt or zebra-print trousers under a vinyl trench.
Isabel Marant made an early entrance into the fashion world, and while she describes her childhood style as “tomboyish”, she began reworking her own clothes when she was just 15 years old. Marant launched her first ready-to-wear collection during the spring/summer shows of 1995 and intentionally grew at a steady pace from niche label for those in the know to international megabrand, citing, ‘My brand has grown slowly and organically. I took the decision to build it step by step, in order to maintain full freedom and honesty in my work.’ What started as a small line consisting of jerseys and knitwear flourished into iconic footwear, easy separates and sublimely cool outerwear, and even branched out into the Isabel Marant, Étoile brand. The aspirational Isabel Marant “bohemian urbanite” look is adored by fashionable women the world over. ‘You have to cultivate nonchalance’, says Marant, echoing the sentiment behind many of the looks we see and adore in her collections. From cosy knits in winter to pretty dresses in the summer, you can’t go wrong with an Isabel Marant favourite.