Effortless and carefree, Isabel Marant, Étoile is the equally cool younger sister of main-line Isabel Marant.
Isabel Marant, Étoile for Fall/Winter 2016 really is everything you want it to be. Urbanites, unite! We’re talking a leather bomber to die for, deconstructed denim that’ll make you feel inherently chic à la française, and easy, oversized knitwear that layered winter wear dreams are made of.
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 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. Following on from the success of her namesake brand, Isabel Marant presented her first Étoile collection in 2000, which was an instant success and quite rightly claimed a place on the wish lists of fashionable young women everywhere. It’s a one-stop shop for easy-to-wear basics and everyday essentials that still boast that “bohemian urbanite” aesthetic Marant is famed for. Both youthful and relaxed, it’s not difficult to see why Isabel Marant, Étoile has become a firm favourite with celebrities like Chloë Sevigny and Kirsten Dunst.