Isabel Marant Laces Up for Spring

For Spring, Marant gave her loyal followers plenty to be inspired by, turning out one of the more fun and cohesive collections I've seen from her in a while.
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For Spring, Marant gave her loyal followers plenty to be inspired by, turning out one of the more fun and cohesive collections I've seen from her in a while.
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Isabel Marant's shows are always, you know, good. After all, the designer is skilled in staying true to herself and the relaxed-cool codes of her line, never following the trends of the season.

So it's kind of ironic that Marant has herself become a trend, with dozens of other designers and high street stores clamoring to mimic the magic in her boho booties, grey sweats, and skinny-cropped jeans. (Her own collection for H&M, which lands November 14, will feel totally "full circle" in that sense.) For Spring, she gave her loyal followers plenty to be inspired by, turning out one of the more fun and cohesive collections I've seen from her in a while.

There was lots of leather. And lots of lace. And lots of lace-up leather. (You get the drift.) And they were all done in Marant's favorite silhouettes: ruffly mini dresses in white lace and black jacquard, capri-style black leather pants laced-up at the seams, and low-slung cargo trousers in slate blue. She also used a warm, not-too-sweet pink in several looks, including a little gingham-chiffon jacket—styled with white jeans—and a tie-waist sack dress.

But while the clothes were better than good, the audience's cameras were often pointed to the floor, aiming to capture what is sure to be her latest shoe hit: a suede t-strap bootie with grommet details. Time to put in those pre-orders.

Photos: IMAXtree