The Spring/Summer 2014 runway at Isabel Marant operated like a highlight reel of her most iconic looks, finished with a sense of refinement and a girly-but-tough aesthetic. Her dazzling fitted trophy jackets, flirty mini skirts, and peasant tops were all present – paired with plenty of leather and lace. Marant’s ability to set the fashion world ablaze with a well-placed shoe continues its footwear reign with t-strap booties and studded Birkenstocks to replace her sneaker wedges and isosceles-triangle booties as next season’s “must-haves.” The collection is thoroughly Marant – revealing, Parisienne chic, and sensual.
She starts off with a tuxedo blazer; slightly crumpled, worn-in and paired with a girly sheer blouse and eyelet-trimmed mini skirt. Next comes a featherweight peasant top and baggy leather trousers punched with grommets along the side, an innocent mini dress ribboned with ruffles and a top made of spiderweb lace and textured shorts in blush pink. These looks set the mood for daywear: short hemlines, sassy details, and androgynous combinations. Also in the mix are puffy little Victorian ruffle jackets, fitted trousers that laced together from the knee down and sexy bandeaus made of Spanish lace. For evening, the blueprint stays roughly the same, but with added embellishment. She shows perforated jackets and vests encrusted with crystal sequins, flirty ruffled skirts in floral prints, and both frocks and leggings dotted with flat disco ball sequins. Marant’s legion of fans continues to grow, and a star-studded roster of clients reach for her effortlessly stylish pieces for their daily wardrobe. This collection articulates her established aesthetic clearly: she’s the queen of the scene, and will continue her reign from a place of brand security.
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