Often emulated but never matched, Isabel Marant is the trendsetting brand famed for its cool, pared-down for insouciant Parisian chicness. Launched in 1999, the brand dispensed formality, and creates comfortable, relaxed styles with the collection’s deconstructed shapes and soft floral-print dresses that give the line a fluid, feminine feel. Isabel Marant’s eponymous French fashion label has acquired 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. The standard-bearer for insouciant Parisian chicness, Isabel Marant launched her easygoing diffusion line in 1999. Dispensing with formality, Marant creates comfortable, relaxed styles with the collection’s deconstructed shapes and soft floral-print dresses that give the line a fluid, feminine feel. The AW16 sale collection was bustling, but her new knee-high boots stood Beyond the knee-high boots, there were several other silhouette-shifting pieces worth mentioning. Among them, a high-necked Victorian blouse (in the air elsewhere recently), tie-front pants with a generous, slightly rounded shape through the leg, and a midi-length black leather wrap skirt. Marant is better known for her frilly minis, but there’s a first time for everything. After much cajoling both internally and externally, she’s finally launched a proper bag business. They don’t have a starring role in the look book, but we bet the practical yet clever styles in a range of three different leathers, from supple to sturdy, will see a lot of action on the streets. Undeniably a staple during transitional periods, Isabel Marant’s black and olive-green Dani trench coat is pared-back and refreshing take on a classic gabardine style. It falls loosely over the female frame, and can be tied at the waist on days that calls for a structured silhouette. Try it over a roll-neck dress and ankle boots. An iconic and enduring symbol of the Parisian label’s refined approach to design and craftsmanship this season, Isabel Marant’s Daker oversized trench coat with hood is a true wear-forever piece. This classic Sandringham style is cut from polyamide and cotton to tailored double-breasted silhouette, and finished with the hallmark details – button epaulettes, storm and wind flaps, and a buckle-fastening belt. Wear it to elevate daytime ensembles. Isabel Marant’s chic black and grey tweed Leary jacket has distinct notch lapels, front flapped jet pockets, and frayed trims, with a single button nonchalantly nipping in the front. Layer it over a sweater and high-waisted trousers for an effortless Parisian style. The high Nathael Isabel Marant in black, burgundy and ecru embodies the bohemian spirit and minimalist brand. This fluid and relaxed style is made of black crepe and stressed an elastic waistband with drawstring that will stop in the right place on your skirt and your trousers. The buttons elegantly emphasize the shoulders. Transitional seasons call for effortless layering tools. This black and ecru crepe Neil dress is the perfectly put-together example: it has a V-neck front, long puffed sleeves, and nips in at the waist before loosely falling to the knees. Consider it an ideal counterpart to a roll-neck sweater. The Nicky, a classic little black, burgundy and ecru dress comes in a loose silhouette with cinched waist for definition completed with side tie up details. Featuring ruched shoulder detail and asymmetrical hem this dress is a staple for the season. The Neo blouse epitomizes the label’s free-spirited attitude. Featured in burgundy, black and ecru, accented by distinctive and playful tassels, and is cut to fit loose over the body with an adjustable cinched waist for added femininity. Wear it with black flared trousers for a sophisticated yet bohemian feel. Isabel Marant’s black mini skirt is cut from fluid crepe and slit through the sides for added movement. The elasticized waistband and ties allow you to find your most comfortable fit. The Barry jacket from Isabel Marant is crafted from black and brown creased lamb leather to a covetable cropped style. The luxe finish is accentuated with distinctive silver-tone metal hardware, and slated zip-fastening pockets, which are placed to enhance the feminine silhouette. Style it with high-waisted trousers and your favourite t-shirt, or layer over a little black dress. Let comfort approach style in the Laper shirt from Isabel Marant. Crafted from a cotton silk mix this blouse comes complete with an oriental collar, cuffed sleeves and strategically placed ruffles. For an airy cotton-blend dress, the Isabel Marant striped Samoa dress with metallic gold threads is cut for a loose fit and captures the essence of the label’s free-spirited mood with the additional billowy sleeves. Team yours with bohemian-inspired accessories. Create effortlessly chic looks with the Silvio Lurex midi skirt from Isabel Marant. A slightly sheer navy material, it features silvery Lurex striped that add an attractive shimmer. Sitting high on the hips, the drawstring waist cinches the profile flatteringly, while the partial lining lends a contemporary touch. Finalize the look with a blouse and sandals. The AW16 collection taps a darkly glamorous feel with the black velvet Lynna dress. It’s cut with a flatting wrap front, and is lent retro charm by way of the slightly puffed sleeves. Keep the look on point with a pair of statement platform pumps. Opt for velvet’s flattering drape this season and try on Isabel Marant’s Linore skirt. Simple and clean in timeless black, it is the perfect accompaniment to all your favourite blouses. An exposed zipper in the back keeps things urbanely cool. Detailed with the designer’s signature bohemian touches, the Clara dress in Ecru and Black is cut for a loose fit, this crepe style is embroidered with colorful threads at the bib and finished with white tassels. Temper the high-grazing length with flats. Evoking folkloric charm within the AW16 sales collection is the ecru and black crepe Cabella blouse. Its patterned with distinctive burgundy, pink, black and ivory embroidery, and has a loose, boxy sharp that’s accented at the V-neck with playful tassel ties. It’s a versatile design that can be worn solo now and layered atop a roll-neck sweater when the weather starts to cool. The Cerza blouse is intricately detailed with rows of red, black and burgundy bohemian-inspired embroidery. Complete with a raised collar, this ivory and black crepe style is slightly fitted through the body before gently flaring out at the waist. Wear yours with a leather mini skirt for evenings out, or take a more casual approach with jeans at the weekend. Why not toughen the AW16 collection’s pretty white and black Rexton blouse with the sister line’s slick black leather skirt? It is cut from semi-sheer cotton, and has a loose silhouette that’s accentuated with a pleated front and back, and enlivened with folkloric lace inserts. Rodge blouse in white and black encapsulates the label’s effortless Parisian style. Cut from black semi-sheer cotton, it is detailed with intricate pintuck and floral-lace inserts cleverly positioned to frame your silhouette. Style it with wide-leg trousers and point-toe flats. Crafted from cotton for a featherweight feel, Isabel Marant Moah trousers feature a drop-crotch silhouette, tempered with a slim, tapered fit and pressed creases for a sharp contrast. The khaki colourway makes this pair a favourite in transeasonal dressing. Style your Moah pants against the Hervey top. Crafted from lustrous, lightweight crepe de chine, the cut is for a loose fit and has gathered shoulders and adjustable drawstring waist with elongated ties. The Hollis dress is printed in a kaleidoscope of colours and cut for a forgiving loose fit. This crepe de chine style has an adjustable drawstring waist and side slits to further its fluidity. Wear the dress with lace-up sandals at the weekend. Isabel Marant reworks the classic wool jumper with the Doyle wool jumper. It features colour stripes, buttons at the shoulders and large ribbed details with extra long sleeves and a close-fitting cut. The Duffy mini dress is knitted from pure wool in contrasting ribbed and mélange finishes for rich texture. Parlour X likes how the striped burgundy, cream and rust panels are placed to flatteringly define the waistline. Buttons at the shoulders add an on-trend military feel. A sale-season staple, Isabel Marant crafts the Joey long-sleeved turtleneck knit from the finest pure cashmere. It is styled in an ultra-versatile black and burnt orange hue and features soft ribbing at the neck, cuffs and hem. Let it act as a strong foundation to ladylike looks. In recent seasons, shimmering metallic pieces have brought a new sense of glamour to Isabel Marant. This silver and gold-tone pleated lame Malden skirt comes in a timeless high-waisted, knee-length silhouette that falls loosely over the hips. Build on its luster with the label’s rich velvet party tops. Add an additional dose of shimmer to your wardrobe with the Manda skirt. Similarly, the pleated design comes brimming with feminine appeal with its mini length and effortless movement, while the dark gold and silver, metallic finish adds a hint of urban attitude. Parlour X well is giving the skirt a sharp finish with a pair of leather ankle boots. A fresh take on femininity, the Heaven midi skirt is crafted entirely of chiffon pleated. Fully lined for fit, the skirt makes a welcome pairing to boots and trainers alike. Printed to resemble ikat- a traditional Indonesian weaving technique, the Hanoi skirt is cut from pleated satin. This thigh-skimming piece is finished with a raw hem to enhance its relaxed, bohemian feel. An elasticized waistband ensures a comfortable fit and can be positioned wherever is most flattering for your body. Cut in a chic wrap style, the Cashlin skirt from Isabel Marant comes in a miniature length for flirtatious appeal. Punctuate yours with a pair of sandals, switching to ankle boots and tights when the chillier weather hits. Crafted from butter-soft black leather, Coy skirt is a versatile styling option. This flattering wrap style fastens with snap buttons and features a self-tie belt that creates a playful bow at the hips. Team with sneakers in the daytime and killer heels after dark. Turning a label-signature, understated look into an essential – Isabel Marant wins us over with the Alize style. A wrap-effect front creates an asymmetrical hemline to the beige crepe design. Tuck a white blouse into your to show off the contrasting black waistband. Galise dress is an effortless warm-weather essential. Crafted from a featherweight fabric that is cinched to the waist for a flattering figure, the design is printed in a monochrome zigzag motif. The refined burgundy and black high waisted Satia shorts are imbued with Isabel Marant’s aesthetic. They’re cut from stretch-cotton double-crepe to sit high on the waist and fall in wide, structured legs with front pleats and turn-up cuffs. Commit to the directional aesthetic and wear them with a voluminous ruffled blouse. For culottes that work after dark, look to Isabel Marant’s black, burgundy and ecru Steve pair. They have a flattering high-rise fit secured with tonal acetate snap-clips, and carefully detailed with side pleats for elegant movement. Try them with a tucked-in blouse and sleek boots. Isabel Marant’s Glenn midi skirt is cut from lustrous light-gray and black jacquard that moves beautifully. It has a drawstring waist fastened by cord rope ties to emphasize the laid-back feel. Wear with a tucked—in blouse and knee boots. Aja jacket can change moods as you do - the reversible style can be soft, lustrous shearing or tough-luxe, buttery leather. Keeping it simple and chic, this collarless look has two zipped side pockets and a silver-tone zipped front. Allow this piece to add sophisticated texture to your neutral edits. With a close-fitting silhouette that stops below the hips, the Dayton top is the perfect knit to flatter your frame. It is knitted with touches of soft wool and linen and has a flexible ribbed finish. The split sides ensure it sits smoothly when layered over pants and skirts. Spun to a relaxed, sleeveless shape, Isabel Marant’s Grant sweater is an ideal transitional piece. It’s crafted from Aran-knit wool, and features a roll neck and slits at the side hems. Layer it come autumn with a grey coat and a pair of washed black skinny jeans. Isabel Marant’s cult Dicker boots are crafted from suede with burnished edges for a love-worn feel. The sturdy block heel makes this pair ideal for all-day wear. The western-inspired Crisi boots are a low-key essential for your new-season look. The soft silhouette teams with a leather lining and a concealed wedge that offers a subtle lift. Team them with anything from dreamy skirts to skinny jeans. This season, ballet flats are re-imagined in a host of directional new ways. The Leo style comes with crossover lace-up ties, and is trimmed with signature gold-tone eyelets. Enhance the bohemian feel with a tan or black suede handbag. Signed by the Parisian designer, the Poppy pumps with pointed toe and stiletto heels have been made in foal fashion with black suede and are surmounted by a black bow in glossy patent leather. Bring out this opulent pair by associating it with a completely black outfit. Teamed with smooth leather and suede heel, the Dabbs boot has a stylish material-mix effect. Cut in classic black, the pointed toe gives off a sleek look. Let them complement denim and miniskirts alike.
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