Isabel Marant’s fascination with American kitsch continued for spring. She said “Aloha” to Hawaii in an opening thematic gesture that progressed toward an Elvis-Presley-in-Vegas moment. Tying it all together was a Bohemian, on-the-prairie vibe worked into the designer’s predictable-if-bankable styles: skimpy dresses, skinny jeans and ruffled tops.
The overarching motifs were prime for Marant’s increasingly racy treatment — her hemlines seem to get shorter every season. Then again, Hawaii and Vegas are both vacation zones where little clothing is required. Perhaps that’s why some of the best pieces were swim suits.
Also appealling were mini sarongs, shorts and one-shouldered dresses in black-and-white island florals traced with red embroidery. With the flashy bejeweled and studded embellishments on flared pants and leather dresses, the good times are ready to roll.