Miss Marisa’s Woman in Fashion: Isabel Marant Spring Summer 2011
Buona Primavera a tutti!!!
This is Miss Marisa today in spring first day and you can feel it in the air. Here in miss Lopez we’re going to celebrate it with Isabel Marant cakewalk for this season.
Isabel Marant is the go-to label for pared-down Parisian cool. Since launching her accessories line in 1989 (followed by womenswear in 1994), the designer’s effortlessly hip aesthetic has made her the best-kept secret of the fashion world. Her boyish trophy jackets, sleek pants and easy-chic mini dresses are the uniform of models, fashion editors and style-setters alike.
The designer’s special skill is sniffing out how the cool girls want to dress before they know it themselves, and that has made her pointy-toed bow pumps a very frequent sight at the shows this month.
Marant took her first trip to California earlier this year and fell in love with its chill vibe. This collection, she said, was an ode to surfing and the early days of skateboarding. That seventies feeling meant there were cutoffs in denim or corduroy with everything from bright check button-downs to shrunken fisherman sweaters to lacy tanks. Sports references came fast and furious: A vintage-looking silk baseball jacket in embroidered washed silk was followed by nipped and fitted rugby-stripe dresses and slightly oversize football-jersey tees. On the more girly side, Marant’s signature cropped jacket was cut from red bandanna fabric, and a strapless dress was smocked from a Liberty-esque purple floral print.
High concept it isn’t. But with her usual acuity, Marant has landed on a look that meshes with a major Spring trend. If you can remember back that far, California cool got a lot of play in New York. It looked believable here in Paris, and it’s entirely likely it will do gangbusters in her stores.
Keep spring and rock girl with Marant clothes and feelgood womanhood!!!