Founded in 1994, Isabel Marant’s eponymous French fashion label has established a devoted It girl following including Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow, Blake Lively, Katie Holmes, Brooklyn Decker, Sienna Miller, Hayden Pannettiere, Halle Berry, Rachel Bilson, to name a few. Isabel Marant is synonymous with effortless Parisian cool and has taken the fashion world by storm with the ubiquitous wedge sneakers, which have created miles-long wait-lists at her stores. In an interview with Fashionista, Marant, the queen of bohemian chic, revealed how she came up with the idea behind her sell-out hidden-heel sneaker creations: 'It’s something I did since I was a teenager. I would cut up cork and put pieces of cork into my sneakers because I wanted to look taller... And I thought I should really achieve something around this idea. First came Bekkett and Bobby, who initiated the concealed wedge-sneaker trend. These fashion-forward creations were a favourite among fashionable girls worldwide including Emily Blunt, Kate Bosworth, Alessandra Ambrosio, Dakota Fanning and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. This Autumn Winter season welcomes the arrival of three amazing new styles at Parlour X that are set to be the must-have shoes of the season: Benett, Scarlet and Purdey.
Benett is a high-top black suede sneaker with a concealed wedge and contrasted with luxe monochrome zebra-print calf hair panels.
Crafted from a combination of calf hair, leather and suede, the Scarlet wedge boots are the most recent addition to Isabel Marant’s ever-expanding portfolio of must-have runway pieces. These slender wedge boots are adorned with black Velcro front fastenings, giving us a playful reminder of the Velcro strapped shoes from our youth. The coveted Scarlet boots have been spotted on the feet of the most stylish Fashion Week showgoers strolling the cobbled streets of Paris, Milan and London.
Last, but certainly not least, this season sees the arrival of Purdey, a black leather and suede wedge boot featuring a black leather strap around the ankle. The all-black Purdey boot epitomises ageless elegance, and is the perfect shoe for day to night dressing.