See the Full, Laid-Back Lookbook for Isabel Marant's Debut Menswear Collection
A fanny pack and skateboard complete the chill Paris-meets-LA vibe.
By Dhani Mau
Isabel Marant has always had a knack for creating an effortlessly cool French vibe with her clothes; and even if that vibe is a bit of an overdone trope at this point, she manages to make it feel new each season. Plus, so many of us still yearn to achieve it — and that yearning is not exclusive to women. That's why Marant finally designed a menswear collection for Spring 2018. Pieces from the collection debuted during her Paris Fashion Week show in September, which had a France-meets-Southern California sensibility and that aesthetic is strong in the menswear lookbook the brand sent out on Wednesday.
Perhaps given that much of Marant's clothing is relatively genderless, her transition to menswear feels seamless. Slouchy sweaters and '70s-inspired outerwear (shearling-collar jackets, anoraks and vests with chevron patterns) are the backbone of the collection, accented by jeans, sweatpants and a very low-cut tank top — all incorporating fun splashes of color we're more used to seeing in womenswear, but would like to see more of in menswear. The relaxed styling, plus the inclusion of a skateboard and a fanny pack, tie the whole aesthetic together. Come spring, we bet the coziest, chillest dudes you know (who can afford to blow $500 on a sweater) will be stocking their closets with Marant. See the full lookbook in the gallery below.