Following in the family tradition, (her mother, Christa Fiedler is a fashion designer), Isabel Marant started her career in the fashion world as an assistant to Michel Klein and also to York and Cole.
Her first ”independent” collection in 1989, was made up of jewelry and accessories, while for the debut on the catwalk we need to wait till 1995.
In 1998, simultaneously to the opening of the first mono-brand boutiques in Paris, she was awarded the Howard prize as the best creator of the year, and in2003 instead she was appointed official member of the Fédération de la Couture (of which were already part Dior, Chanel and Sonia Rykiel).
A few years later, the second line of the brand was born, called Ligne Étoile, characterized by parkas, gypsy shirts and skinny pants.
The S / S 2013 collection is inspired to Saint Tropez and its icon symbol, Brigitte Bardot, but also to Las Vegas and the myth of Elvis Presley.
It goes without saying, therefore, that the proposed models are padded and embroidered jackets and pants with flared hems, but also and above all especially mini sarongs, single-shoulder dresses, tops matched to hot-pants and skinny jeans.
The colors range from ivory to red, from black to light blue with a great use of floral motifs and embroidered prints, while for the fabrics, green light to lace, cotton, denim and silk.
Accessories follow this proposed trend to perfection, so here come studded belts, sandals but mostly flat decorated with beads and embroidery, andlightweight bags in raffia.
A collection definitely very particular and fresh, which make us immediately think of the crazy summers of the fabulous ’60s.