Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Fashion Education: Isabel Marant

I feel like French designer Isabel Marant is having a serious moment this year, but that many of my friends aren't familiar with the brand! Possibly because none of them can afford her hefty price tags!

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Looks from Isabel Marant shows S '10, F '10, S '11
I've heard her described as knowing what the downtown, cool girl wants before she knows herself, and I'd have to agree! Known for a Parisian chic aesthetic with flippy minis, skinny slouchy pants and oversized coats, her clothes have an effortless nonchalance that women covet. Including celebs like Kristin Dunst and Rachel Bilson!
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Fall '12 Looks
Her fall collection was very Western-inspired, frontiersy! Lots of pretty embroidery, yoked shirts, lacy, praire bits and laser cut eagles! The collection was certainly a build on her (and many other designers') take on the mountain woman trend of last fall, but a bit softer around the edges.

You can find pieces online at Barneys, My Theresa, and Net-A-Porter.