The fashion designer on the tip of everyone’s tongue recently seems to be the formidable Isabel Marant. She of the wedge sneakers and the killer blazer, of the leather leggings and unforgettable patterns and textures.
Super stylish and nonchalant at the same time, Marant masters the irreverant and the satirical so brilliantly that she is almost anti-fashion. She is genius with fit and textures and motifs, even pairing unlikely patterns with ease and complete effortlessness. She seems to not be self-conscious in the slightest.
There is an intellectualism to her clothes, a sense of the avant-garde. Additionally, there is a sense of careful study of the history of fashion and then an immediate rejection of what she has learned. And yet, this is what makes her so hip, so successful, such a force to be reckoned with. Nevertheless, I would wager a bet that Marant is here to stay.
“I think the avant-garde often hides itself in the highly incomprehensible because they are frustrated that the real world is so boring.”
Courtesy of Hustle and Wale, H&M, The Moda Operandi, Style Caster