Having a Marant Moment

Isabel Marant

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Over the last few years Isabel Marant has become the face of cool – the go-to label for Parisian chic. From a cult following to celebrity dressing status, Marant creates low key pieces that are effortlessly glamorous. With touches of bohemian and undeniably French style; Marant’s to-die-for cropped jackets, skinny trousers, slouchy t-shirts and loose mini dresses have become the soul of her label. From stylists to editors, celebrity starlets to avid fashion setters, right now everyone wants to wear Isabel Marant.

Becoming known as the designer ‘every woman can wear’ has not been an overnight occurrence. Studying at the Studio Bercot Fashion School in Paris, Marant went on to launch her jewellery label, of the same name, in 1989. It wasn’t until 1994 that Marant started on women’s wear.

It was 2009 and the creation of a pair of studded, cuffed suede ankle booties that really captured attention. The fashion world went crazy for these booties! The signature boots had instant waiting lists around the world, selling out within hours of arriving in-store. Since then Marant’s profile has only grown and grown. Opening her first US store in New York in February, Marant also has 3 boutiques in Paris, 2 in Hong Kong and another in Spain.

All of Marant’s pieces can be thrown together or worn separately with ease. There is usually denim, leather, fur and interesting prints in each of her collections.  Marant’s clothes are streetwise, casual and beautiful. They are about attitude. They are sexy without being obviously so. They are about how women feel when wearing them. Isabel Marant is the label every girl wants to wear…

Isabel Marant – Autumn / Winter 2010
Many designers were inspired by the 50’s and 60’s for their Autumn / Winter shows. While many went for the ultra feminine wasp waists and full skirts, Marant’s collection was a sexy, streamlined take on fifties finesse.

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Undeniably cool, think sexy skinny black Capri pants hidden under luxurious coats. There were rolled-hem leather pants, baseball-inspired jackets, a faded denim jacket, sparkly tees and pointed mid-height bow pumps. 50’s inspired neckties also made an appearance. Sexy feminine flicks of eyeliner enhanced the too-cool-for-school, sultry spin.

This collection is sure to appeal to the many already die-hard Marant fans, while also picking up many new ones along the way! Love this collection x

Are you a Isabel Marant marvel? Do you adore her effortless, bohemian, French style? Would love to hear your thoughts…x

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11 responses to “Having a Marant Moment

  1. I’m reading the september teen vogue right now and they have a small feature on isabel marant (which I read today). I love her style, especially after visiting Paris for the first time this summer. It’s such a coincidence that you posted on this the same day I read that article! (And thanks for the twitter follow!)

  2. J’adore!! The pops of red are very clever as well! I might make it my signature for fall… :)

    P.S. So funny to post below another ‘Ashleigh’ – I don’t see many spelled this way!

  3. love your blog, i really do love isabel marants style. the french touch to everything is what gets me :)
    and omfg the pants freja’s wearing in that last set of photos.. loooove

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