Designer Focus: Isabel Marant
"I never dreamed of being a big designer, I don't care about being known all over the world." Isabel Marant told the WSJ. Despite her best efforts, or rather because of her best efforts in the design studio, Marant is nonetheless a fashion force with a following bordering on the cultish.
Marant began designing only for her friends, but following her collaboration with Christopher Lemaire, Marant chose to make fashion her profession, quickly establishing herself as a fixture of Paris’ ready-to-wear week. Her laid back aesthetic is littered with rock girl references, tactile fabrics and a Parisian’s attitude to silhouette: long and lean or louche and short.
No matter the weather, the fantasy of a permanent vacation is never too far away at Isabel Marant. Marant seemed to be summoning a style-savvy festival girl for Spring, at least in the silhouette.
Marant’s designs both her main collection and her diffusion line, Isabel Marant Étoile are available at Amicci. View collection.