Boho power dressing, eat your heart out. Isabel Marant, in this fun twist on her universe, went full-on Eighties, sometimes edging into Joan Collins territory with the big shoulder action. But she did it her way, with a casualness and bohemian flavor, folding in crafty, folkloric touches.
The collection was plumped with classic Marant staples, with great use of quilting — her first love — on velvet tops and jackets, and updates on her signature oversize tailored jackets, cinched with wide suede belts, which kept the look light, feminine and fluid.
New directions included long skirts — a pragmatic move on Marant’s part — with a run of pretty floral plissé dresses worn over high boots. “It’s this idea of how you want to wear clothes in winter, having longer lengths and still being sexy, but feeling cozy and comfy in your clothes,” said the designer backstage.
Set to pounding music, with the show’s Palais Royal venue rigged with enough lights to rival a stadium, the show climaxed into sexy-Parisian, rock territory, with crystal-studded jeans, leopard-print dresses and glitter boots entering the equation. Not forgetting the till-ringer denim jackets embroidered with shooting stars and Evil Eye suns. Just like those rays, Marant’s cool factor never seems to dim.