Isabel MARANT-Summer-2015

Isabel MARANT-Summer-2015

Isabel Marant Ready To Wear Spring Summer 2015 Paris by Jessica Bumpus

THERE was a distinctly tribal feel to this afternoon’s Isabel Marant show, which makes sense because Marant is one of those designers whose tribe you’re either in or you’re not.Hers are clothes that are underpinned by bohemian spirit, youth and fun – and today they got reworked in raffia fringing, lots and lots of pleats (for the label’s faithful short and flirty skirts), and plenty of ponchos with gaucho appeal.Her girl had left last season’s night out and gone off in search of adventure: gladiator flats her footwear friend, thick wrestler-style belts to cinch her many pleated little dresses and a supply of cosy cover-ups for when it gets cold outside.Marant’s girl is still up for a good time but she’s going about it next summer in more organic and natural-feeling wares. by Jessica Bumpus

Who would want to follow on from Dior at the ready to wear shows in Paris? By Liza Foreman

Who would want to follow on from Dior at the ready to wear shows in Paris? The honor fell to designer Isabel Marant after guests filed in late to the Palais de Tokyo venue where they were met with leggy models, walking in skinny mini dresses , decorated with a touch of the tribal that could be found reflected in the African beats.Mini dresses and skirts stopped at the top of the thighs, like a shiny black number draped and then seemingly shrink wrapped like a suitcase around the model’s torso.For trousers, there were crocheted designs in black that looked too comfy for words, but also chic with an embroidered rim around the loose fitting waist line.Shorts were made of a rough looking linen with an unfinished hemline and were matched with a brownish red top that looked like a Moroccan hand woven rug folded in half and worn.Decoration looked jungle-like. Think a feathered jacket that looked like the model had shot a bird and put on its feathery body to keep warm in her black mini skirt.In other looks, the minis looked like they were crafted from palms that might more usually be found hanging around a tropical hut.The collection of short figure hugging dresses and skirts, worn by petite bronzed models, looked Roman in an effect enhanced by flat sandals.But the idea was embellished and reworked.The mini shrink wrap dress concept was delivered in a multitude of styles, from ruffles to plunging neck lines, plain or decorated, matte or sheer. It made for the perfect uniform for any girl wanting to show off a girly figure and legs and a taste for fine materials and far flung places, and it made one dream of the summer months ahead. By Liza Foreman

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