“I don’t do cruise wear,” declared Isabel Marant. “This is not for the kind of woman shopping for pieces for her holiday in the Bahamas.” No, indeed. For resort, the designer focused on feel-good transeasonal offerings — effortless looks with a soupçon of attitude for a woman on the go.
The direction was clean-cut and structured — crisp shirts, black flared pants, or a shirt dress in a striped vintage mattress-style fabric — or soft and easy with artisanal accents: a workwear-inspired jumpsuit in a pretty floral, chunky sweaters edged with bold contrast stitches and a quilted silk coat in different dusty tones, with a pop of blush-pink showing at the collar and rolled up cuffs. “It’s like a duvet, cozy and warm, but not too warm; it’s the right balance between summer and winter,” Marant said.
More versatile options included a waxy black jacket that fell somewhere between a shirt and a Windbreaker, a minimalist white dress-cum-trench that can be worn loose or belted and tunics in coated leathers with a Lurex-y sheen that can be worn over pants. Nothing was over-complicated: The idea was that silhouettes can stand alone or be accessorized up, especially at that time of year when winter is dragging on a bit.