Isabel Marant Spring 2017 - Runway Review
September 29, 2016
In moving her show from her typical afternoon slot to one at night, Isabel Marant’s sexy spring collection felt right at home in its comfortable ’80s nook. Combined with an inspiration that was none too specific, the pieces felt more emotional and connected than in the past.
That unaffected attitude came in the form of beautiful floral prints and half-moon shoulders thick in texture and vivid in attitude. High, corseted waists led the eye to round, voluminous shoulders and oversize sleeves—in particular an oversized cream coat dress worn by Gigi Hadid to open the show.
Marant’s insouciant French girl attitude wasn’t put to the wayside, however. One floral look that channeled a Boho-historic vibe featured a separate armor-like blue bodice bib and contrasting patterned sleeves that, when paired with a micro mini, looked utterly contemporary.
Her signature silhouettes—high-wasted pants, oversized jackets, flirty dresses—all projected a newfound confidence that made that elevated the pieces from girly to womanly. The softness Marant injected into her utility jumpsuits and study denim spoke volumes.