“No no, it’s a bit of Elvis in Hawaii, and a bit of Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot in St.-Tropez around the late ’60s and early ’70s,” Isabel Marant said about her spring 2020 collection. And it was indeed a super-cool, easy-chic line featuring some pretty stunning pieces that make us dream of lazy days spent on the beach. Yes, this is what tropical-inspired goodies can do!
The designer opened the show with red and black Hawaiian floral prints used for one-shouldered wrap minidresses, micro-shorts, and straight-leg pants. Then, it was time to enter into the western part of the collection! Still, one could also observe a special boho flare! There were paisley printed coats, leather-studded jeans, jewel-embroidered leather jean jackets, ruffle dresses, and studded cropped pants. Gorgeous jeweled and studded ankle wrap sandals completed the outfits!
Isabel Marant is famous for her effortlessly hip and chic creations. “It’s always about bringing self-confidence,” she told Fashionista. “I’m like every woman, so I try to work on how to look slimmer or how to look taller but not being overdressed. I think most of the time when you dress in the morning, you go towards something that’s very pretty but at the end you say, ‘Ah, no, I’m having a hard day, I need to have something easy that I’m not afraid to break.’ It’s a balance of fashion and a way of life.”
Oh, and how can we forget about those absolutely irresistible wedge sneakers? “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,” the Parisian designer said. “And I always thought about this, what I was doing when I was young, and I thought I should really achieve something around this idea. Sneakers are so comfortable but at the same time it’s not very elegant. To have a little heel in it makes a difference, it gives you legs – I mean, I know women, I am a woman, so I know what we are searching for!”
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