As we are approaching the end of another Paris Fashion Week, it’s time for a recap. Since not everyone has the time to spend hours on the internet looking at the Spring 2019 collections, we rounded up the 8 best that were fabulous and out of this world. You’ll see designers such as Alessandro Michele and Gucci, Anthony Vaccarello from Saint Laurent, Virgil Abloh with Off-White and more. They all stuck to their recognizable aesthetics, but strongly respected the DNA of the labels they design for.
Besides bespoke designs, SS 2019 PFW offered some of the best supermodel moments during fashion month. You don’t get to see the likes of Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid on every fashion show on the schedule. So, when they appear on the runway, it’s a moment to remember. Here are our favorite supermodel appearances on the runway from SS 2019 PFW.
Ever since Isabel Marant and L’Oréal Paris announced they will be releasing a makeup collaboration, we’ve been so excited to get the first look. The news first came in June this year, and now the two brands are showing you the complete line. The Isabel Marant x L’Oréal Paris delivers five gorgeous and very versatile products you can use in so many different ways.
Isabel Marant is bringing you all the chic pieces you need to nail that French gal effortless style. The Resort 2019 collection is full of easy-to-wear garments that will instantly catch your eye. Starting from the Insta-worthy sweaters to the relaxed-fitting pants, the designer is all about blending fashion and function in the Resort 2019 lineup. The color palette is one of the main factors you can’t overlook this collection. Isabel Marant used everything from neutrals such as black and white to millennial pink, bright orange, pale yellow and more to add life to her designs which resulted into a fun yet polished lineup.
Isabel Marant is committed to continuing the corduroy trend in 2019. This fabric that was once considered old-fashioned got a lot of attention from fashionistas last fall and winter. After seeing our favorite influencers flaunting chic corduroy pieces on Instagram we started seeing it as trendy and appealing. Isabel Marant is here to prove that corduroy deserves its spot on the fashion scene. The designer offered oversized blazer, retro bell-bottoms, and chic high-waist mini skirt in the prettiest pale pink-hued corduroy.
The Isabel Marant Resort 2019 collection is full of pieces that can refresh your wardrobe without much effort. For instance, the ultra violet sweater can spice up a neutral outfit. Moreover, the orange one is great for creating color-blocking combos. It’s up to you to get playful – the good thing is that Isabel Marant is offering ways to brighten up your style with no effort. That, in fact, is the motto of the effortless French chic.
For ladies who live their life on the road, the French designer has many options that go from day to night. You could really relax in her breezy dresses during the day and dress them up a bit with heels and accessories for the night.
In the Isabel Marant Resort 2019 collection, no one is left out. There are power suits and polished pieces for working ladies that will carry them through their busy days. On the other hand, there are street-ready staples in the form of oversized denim, brightly-hued tops, and chic jackets that millennials would love to check out.
“These looks are all easy to put on and they bring you pleasure,” Marant told Vogue.
All about the pleasure it is the Resort 2019 collection. If you are looking for the easiest way to nail the beloved French girl aesthetic, Isabel Marant has all the answers packed into a casual yet classy collection.
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The beauty world is obsessed with celebrity collaborations. We’re all psyched to get our hands on limited-edition collections that are both affordable and come from a luxury brand. The latest one in a row is between the cult label L’Oréal Paris and Isabel Marant. This is definitely a match we didn’t expect, but it’s such a pleasant surprise. Considering that the two brands are French, get ready to perfect that unique Parisian girl glow with the help of Isabel Marant and L’Oréal Paris.
Isabel Marant and L’Oréal Paris will drop a number of products that cover face, lips, eyes, and cheeks. This means we can expect a full collaboration that goes way beyond the one with Balmain. The designer’s initial idea was to create color cosmetics that will give a natural, effortlessly beautiful look, which is the epitome of the perfect Parisian girl. She promises that there will be all the essential products that a lady needs, which can be used in more than one way.
“But also the idea was rather to have a few necessary products that one always has in her bag and can be used in a very nomadic way. I think that corresponds more to the way of life of the Isabel Marant girl. She is rather natural in the day but doesn’t have the time to go back home before going out [in the evening] and to redo her entire beauty look. So the idea was to have the three or four products that in a flash help sublimate a face with very simple and spontaneous gestures.”- Marant said with excitement.
This is actually the second time that L’Oréal Paris has collaborated with a fashion house in creating a makeup line. Last year, the iconic label teamed up with another French luxury brand in releasing a collection of lipsticks. Balmain and Olivier Rousteing created their own line of custom lipsticks that sold out extremely fast. Isabel’s designs, on the other hand, are adored by numerous celebrities. According to Pierre-Emmanuel Angeloglou, the global president of L’Oréal Paris, she is one of the most popular French designers who exactly knows what ladies want.
Fashion brands are making a habit of teaming up with major makeup labels and releasing full collections. Just recently Erdem collaborated with NARS, Christian Siriano worked with ELF, while Proenza Schouler is set to release makeup line with Lancome. The Isabel Marant x L’Oréal Paris collection is already in the making, but we still don’t have an exact release date. According to the two brands, it will be out sometime in September.
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Isabel Marant is well-known for her casual and fashionable designs. The eponymous French Fashion House brought back leggings on the runway for its Pre-Fall 2017 Show. For a very long time, leggings were allowed only at the gym. But the French designer decided that it’s time for leggings to make a huge comeback. For those who are old enough to remember, the trend in the 90s was to wear oversized blouses and leggings on a regular basis. Isabel Marant wanted to remind us how comfortable and stylish leggings look paired not only with oversized blouses but with skirts and dresses too.
The designer always tries to bring what locals would wear and this time she noticed that more people are taking pride in their fitness clothes. Apparently, Parisians started to transform their second skin pants into everyday fashion moments. That’s how ruched active tights became the key point in her Pre- Fall 2017 Collection. The second-skin pants look surprisingly good paired with skirts and dresses.
As incredible as it may seem, Marant’s collection isn’t just a contrast between sports and elegant pieces roughly combined to get the attention of the crowd. The designer virtuously combined tight pants with wearable pieces of clothing and created a divine mixture of polished and relaxed. If you don’t feel like wearing such a tight piece of clothing, the Isabel Marant Pre-Fall 2017 Collection offers a variety of relaxed fit trousers. The entire collection offers smart choices for business women who want to escape the monotony of the classic pants and shirt office outfit. In order to refresh office style, Isabel Marant mixed prints and second skin shiny pants with masculine suits to satisfy the style cravings of the most daring women.
Blazers and coats are predominantly belted and oversized. The oversized vest with leather shoulder details is probably something that barely any woman has in her wardrobe. It’s really impressive how Isabel Marant manages to design outfits that will stand out and that are very wearable at the same time.
For women who prefer less color, Isabel created all black and gray outfits as well as simple one color dresses and paired them with leggings and strappy flat sandals. If you expected sneakers with leggings, Isabel Marant probably surprised you. Almost every outfit of her collection features strappy flat sandals or heels.
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Isabel Marant mixed femininity and sexiness in her fall/winter 2017-18 ready-to-wear collection for Paris Fashion Week. A flowing silhouette in a graceful floral print opened up the show, and brought the central theme to focus from the get-go.
The opening dress was especially feminine, particularly with its midi length, but the addition of a leather layer (a bodice) brought in an unexpected sultry element. Adding that in with the chunky velour belt and velour boots, Marant really didn’t want her lineup to read as girly.
Midi dresses have been a major point of interest for runway designers this season, and Marant’s feminine hemlines will make for a stunning hit as streetwear. The midi length is often mature and sophisticated, but Marant kept things casual, giving her midis movement so as to read well on the runway and in person.
The same pattern kept popping up in simple tops, and one more flowing dress. The peasant sleeves and hemline almost had a pirate-esque air to them, when paired with red velour thigh-high boots and the same chunky belt.
She dove right into the pattern bin for the other garments in the front half of the Isabel Marant fall/winter2017-18 collection. Floral prints and abstract patterns were abundant and came in a varied yet cohesive color scheme of purples, yellows and reds. The patterning ended rather abruptly, though, as Marant quickly transitioned into retro ensembles that mostly relied on solid colors.
Although, a classic, cozy knit sweater used different strips of color to create a large-scale pattern. Paired with baggy faded denim pants, the look was pulled directly from the ‘70s and ‘80s. Together, the pieces fall really close to the line between dated and retro. Separate them and you’ll have a totally retro garment as a killer throwback piece – so the styling choice is up to you!
Marant always makes a point of showing footwear that is quirky and exciting. Her thigh-high boots were completely slouchy and comfortable-looking; but they were also borderline sexy. There are quite a few elements at work with her footwear this season, but the bottom line is that it worked.
Rather than showing shorter boots with tights or leggings, Marant opted to let the boots work to cover the legs. It’s not a new concept, but it certainly is sultry and will hopefully see a greater presence in streetwear next season. Marant also layered the boots over skinny jeans and under baggier trousers, so there’s some wiggle room to wear the boots for different styles.
To close out her Isabel Marant fall 2017 show, Marant turned on the sparkles. They first showed up in speckled booties, before showing up on tops in the same subtly sparkly fabric. But it was the socks and footwear that brought sparkles into an interesting light. Metallic silver socks were tucked into sparkly platinum ballet flats (which were super cute with a bow on top) and strappy, flat sandals.
The best part about the lineup was simply the wearability of the garments. Many of the pieces are ones that women of all ages could (and should) wear for a day out. Naturally there are some pieces that stick out and are for those with a bit more daring of a style – so the extent to which you dive into Isabel Marant’s fall 2017 ready-to-wear collection is up to your sense of adventure.
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German supermodel Anna Ewers has been keeping busy with campaigns for different big brands in the last month alone, like her appearances in spring 2017 ad campaigns for Versace and Alexander Wang. Next up for the top model was Isabel Marant, where she has most recently posed in a casual photoshoot for the label’s spring 2017 campaign.
Isabel Marant’s spring/summer 2017 campaign had Ewers posing in a couple of contemporary kitchens, flaunting the soon-to-be-available looks from the label’s spring collection. The easygoing settings for the shoot made for an interesting dynamic that helped take the garment into an everyday setting; that’s generally an important selling point with new campaigns. Many designers opt to show their clothes as part of a group outing, but showing them in an everyday, personal setting like this shows garments from an interesting perspective.
An all-black outfit made up of a ruffled crop top and cropped pants with a matching ruffled flare had Ewers leaning against a fridge. Strappy two-toned sandals brought an extra neutral color to the ensemble that helped break up the monochromatic outfit.
A pair of light grey hotpants was matched with a tied-off peasant blouse for a photo that showed off the playful elements of the collection. Ewers is seen with the strap of the Isabel Marant leather fringed bag between her teeth, smiling to the camera. A lot of this campaign was rather serious amid the kitchen and casual scenes, but this is one shot that shines above the rest for breaking that trend.
On another hand, Marant’s bohemian one-shouldered floral dress was brought to life as Ewers lounged on a set of filing cabinets, keeping things classy and casual in one shot. In fact, Marant’s collection was self-described as revolving around the idea of “casual femininity” when it walked the runway back during the last fashion month.
To take this idea to a new level for her campaign, the designer went to Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin to direct and photograph the photoshoot. That was a wise decision, too, since the resulting photos encapsulated exactly what Marant wanted her collection to portray.
Geraldine Saglio styled Ewers for the photoshoot, which brought everything together in the end. All of these components came together to create a subtle yet masterfully composed campaign that put the clothes on a simple yet intriguing platform.
This is Ewers’ first campaign for Isabel Marant, but it would be surprising if it were her last! The photoshoot ended up being super successful and beautiful, so hopefully this is an overall combination of talent that we will see for future Marant campaigns.
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Isabel Marant used the words “everyday femininity” to sum up her spring/summer 2017 collection for Paris Fashion Week; in all reality, the collection had feminine points, but the overall essence of it read as urban masculinity. This came as a result of high-waisted pants and oversized sleeves.
There was a good amount of femininity that came from the cinched waists, floral prints, and through some of the line’s dresses. So while femininity was present, it’s hard to point to it as the defining element of the Isabel Marant spring/summer 2017 collection.
But perhaps this is a bit more feminine than meets the eye, especially in the context of French fashion. The designer, based in Paris, has a firm understanding of the everyday Parisian woman, so in that regard perhaps the idea of “everyday femininity” is in tighter focus than what one outside of that sphere may assume.
In this collection, Marant showed her expertise in mixing prints and creating a story through a sporty, urban aesthetic. To give it a voice, her line was feminine with a twist.
There didn’t seem to be a single source of inspiration at play with this collection, which made for a more-encompassing line. The sporty pieces actually did come across as athletic at times, so the purposes of the clothes seemed to even reach the gym, and then also moved all the way to a cocktail party.
It seems that Marant just had a really good idea of the woman she wanted to design for and decided to create an entire wardrobe for her, without taking the time to bring in a tie-in via a source of distinct inspiration, as she generally does. In fact, the designer said it herself, after the show in a backstage interview, that, “I think it’s the first time I didn’t really have a theme. I just followed my feelings.”
Even the shoes promoted this sporty, urban feel, since the designs were so unique – some sandals featured metallic fabric, and others had fabric pulled up creating the illusion of thigh-high boots. The shoe designs continued on in like fashion, always acting as the base to the outfits, and also replacing what we generally see from the designer, which are boots that carry a tomboy edge with them.
Speaking of moving away from what we generally see, there were quite a few more dresses than we generally expect from Marant. The designer admittingly was more inclined to designing dresses and other girly garb, which is where this idea of flirty romanticism came from that was clear throughout the line, but of course we couldn’t have expected anything else than for the designer to walk down wearing her staple slouchy clothes – satiny lounge pants and an oversized Marant t-shirt.
And it was that comfy practicality that we could naturally see interspersed throughout her collection. The ready-to-wear element was huge, especially compared to other top-name designers, which is something we have grown to love and look forward to each season.
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Perhaps the first thing we notice about the Isabel Marant fall/winter 2016-2017 ready-to-wear collection presented with such gusto on the Paris Fashion Week runway, is the red hues that take over from the opening outfit onwards. Reds appear throughout the line-up of 43 different ensembles, appearing striped on drawstring waist skirts, jumpsuits with bows on one shoulder and a cutout on the other, sleeves appearing instead. Red appears as part of prints used for coat lining, on mini dresses with black undertones, on socks that are bunched up around the ankles, on high necks and interesting designs, plaid checks and sweaters, belts and detailing, and of course on cropped pants and lovely skirts that include zips and wraparound features. The red appears all throughout on enough pieces to be able to call it a trend and more.
The Isabel Marant philosophy about life has generally always been to feel one’s best while enjoying life to the fullest. She keeps away from everything dour and her runway is meant to please with lots of colors and creative designs. Paris needs some fun of late anyhow, which is something that Marant is bringing in with large doses, making us feel really good about our fashion choices.
Nice and happy is what the mood is set at, while the collection is effectively the steady mix of rockabilly, punk and New Wave style, all of which attest to making the Parisian air and environment less heavy on our shoulders. As such, the decade of true fun is brought in, accenting the 1980s rather happily. The olden elements brought into the modern day actually seem to be working quite well for the designer herself as we see everything from the Flock of Seagulls hair moments to the candy apple red patent leather that appears so many times throughout. As for ruched and poufed party dresses? Who does not miss those?
Some of the loveliest pieces seen include oversize mannish coats, which also appear as a double-breasted gray plaid coat, while a multicolored chunky tweed takes center attention. A burgundy, blue and gray plaid coat with slit sides also generates quite a bit of interest, looking really lovely. The pieces otherwise include distressed preppy argyle sweaters, marled cable knits, skinny cropped pants, strappy pointy-toe flats, frilly blouses, and so much more.
We can see lovely animal prints from time to time, while the rocker nostalgia was apparent throughout. The pieces are quite wearable, anyone can see that, and they are truly fun, which makes for a line that is fit for the ladies with a flair for adventure and a preference for things that do not look so high class. The French house founded in 1994 has truly grown well over the years and made a name for itself in the realm of jerseys, knitwear, and shoes, though the last was rather unoriginal this time around. Isabel Marant’s fashions are definitely great to shop from!
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