THERE’s been much talk of “girl gangs” this season at Fashion Week – started off by Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley when they made their debut for Marc by Marc Jacobs – but it’s not a new concept. And there are many designers for whom this forms the basis of their style. Isabel Marant is one such lady.
If you’re her kind of girl, you’re free-spirited, bohemian, cool and casual with a dishevelled chic that blurs the lines between what you got up to in the day and what you got up to at night. Today, that’s exactly what we got for military styles incarnated in evening shimmer, khaki knits, short skirts and big shoulders – in a stole-your-boyfriend’s-jacket meets Decarnin’s Balmain way.
The shoulders got bigger and more pronounced as the collection continued and a combination of trophy day-dressing ensued. A simple shirtdress rendered in silver metallic suddenly had nighttime appeal, while camouflage flourished in sequins, knitted trousers were punctuated with shimmer, and a sparkly T-shirt came worn with a supersized fluffy cardigan.
The clever thing about Marant is that her clothes are just as believable on the catwalk as they are when you buy them. And it looks like the power shoulder – albeit boxier and more boyfriend-style – is making a return.
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