Runway Report: Isabel Marant SS18

Where to start with the covetable items that made up ‘Isabel Marant spring/summer 2018’… Perhaps with the pom-pom lace up sandals, or the super-cute lace separates and beach cover-ups? No, let’s talk about the double-breasted linen jumpsuit, or cropped leather cigarette pants, oh wait, there was the baggy blush pink anorak? Needless to say Marant provided a typical foray into all that is appealing for female Millennials come high-summer.

Sports luxe took centre stage, with a certain air of the early nineties – all silver windbreakers, PVC sweatpants and rivets galore. One things for sure, this season Isabel has succeeded in making the shellsuit current again – no longer banished to our teen memories, but brought back in cropped or elongated mid-thigh lengths, with trendy three-quarter sleeves, nonchalantly slung over swimwear, or worn with casual matching pants.
Surface and texture was a focus, ranging from unusual metallics (red high-waisted, tapered pants anyone?), to brocade-like dresses with inflated shoulders and crochet knits used for roomy sweaters and swimwear alike.
While Marant is all about statement pieces, appealing basics were evident too, from paperbag-waist chino shorts to an array of pretty, frilly white blouses.

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