French Femmes are the essence of Isabel Marant’s latest collection of tailored styles
The Isabel Marant Resort 2018 collection focuses on an effortless Parisian vibe that pushes wearable fashion beyond the usual norms.
“It shouldn’t just be commercial, because that doesn’t interest me,” said Isabel Marant about her Resort collection with the mix of certain pieces with a commercial appeal: the cropped, slim black leather pants, a relaxed trenchcoat, and a versatile pair of loafer slides with contrast stitching.
The lookbook was photographed in the immediate vicinity of the brand’s showroom with a view to the Place des Victoires.
The collection featured pieces such as the pale, denim-like linen, you’re seeing how that same zip-front jacket and pair of slouchy pants have instant curb appeal as a total look. The silver-flecked suiting was spotlighted as a holiday party option, yet in the manner of Marant styling, it could easily be dressed down and worn anytime. Meanwhile, shirts featured a ruffled trim, broderie anglaise paneling, and borders in triangular lace. Her version of a carrot pant felt fresh—at least compared to the quilted items, an idea she continues to revisit.
The collection came across as cool and confident, with wrap jackets and oversize coats registering more polished than bohemian, even as their shapes were very much relaxed. Marant said her intention was to propose clothes that would be “fresh and easy for the entire season,” and there was no reason to object.