Our Latest Rendezvous With Isabel Marant
What We’re Loving In The Latest Isabel Marant Drop (and how we’re styling it).
We have had a long time love affair with Isabel Marant. She has been with us since the boutique first opened in 2010 -- and remains our favourite French style icon.
Isabel began her fashion career with a jewellery line before venturing into womenswear. She has since become synonymous with a feminine edge and her collections continue to be anticipated around the world year on year.
Every piece from this Parisian designer is designed for real women and their lives. To quote Isabel herself, "(my clothes are made for) walking down the street or zipping off on a scooter". She also has many strings to her French bow with an expansive range of pieces ranging from shoes to jewelry, to ready-to-wear, to her men’s line.
In our experience, there is no other designer that can help you create an unexpected look and simultaneously feel like yourself. Her pieces pair perfectly with the rest of your wardrobe, giving a “put together” look without ever trying too hard. The return on investment of an Isabel piece is also exceptional. A dress from this season’s drop will remain timeless for years to come -- and so will the compliments.
It feels as though we say this with every new Isabel drop -- but this latest collection may just be her best yet.
Get our round-up of the top pieces that are making us French gasp.
If there was one dress to capture the Isabel Marant carefree bohemian spirit -- it’s The Lanikaye. This dress is the glue for your summer wardrobe. Yes, it’s easy and breezy but it still retains its Parisian cool-girl. Long story short: The Lanikaye works as a quick beach cover-up, or throw on a leather jacket and be ready for drinks and dinner in the city.
In 2021, Isabel Marant’s highly coveted wedge sneaker returns and the demand is high. At first glance, The Bobby may seem odd but once you put it on -- and you'll soon understand the reason for this shoe’s cult status. True to the brand’s understated elegance, this is a casual boot that elongates your look and is comfortable enough to handle anything the day throws at you.
Similar to The Bobby, the Crisi boots are finished off with a rounded toe and a small concealed interior rise to also elongate your legs without an obvious heel.
If you’re after something a little more elegant that can walk you from the office to post-work drinks, the Crisi boot is an absolute dream. Chic yet versatile, we love pairing them with leather pants or jeans. Plus, for those apres-ski lovers, these smooth suede boots are carefully crafted with pull tabs at each side to make taking them on-and-off as you head from mountain to chalet bar.
Fun Fact: As a kid, Isabel would stuff her sneakers with cork to appear taller and this became the inspiration for The Bobbys. Also, we recommend sizing up.
This is one of our all-time favourite long-sleeved blouses. The Maria’s more fitted silhouette avoids unnecessary bulk and its Henley front and button cuffs allow you to open it up a little or a lot -- depending on the occasion.
This piece comes in a range of bespoke prints, and we love adding to our collection by investing in a different Maria with each new drop.
If you’ve been on the hunt for a feminine skirt -- the 'Naomi' is for you. The tiered ruffled hem moves beautifully as you walk. We love the shirred waist that can be worn higher up for a more leggy look, or if you feel like you need to cover a few COVID of Christmas kilos, style it lower down on the body. Pair with boots and a sweater for cooler months, or team it with its matching print blouse in warmer weather.
Any time you’re having one of those “I don’t know what to wear” moments, The Layona is your go-to for everything from a day of errands to school pick-up.
Femininity is expressed in every detail of this top from its airy cotton-voile to its ditsy flower print. Truly flattering to all shapes, we love the cap sleeves that provide arm coverage but also flutter along the sides of this silhouette.
For added bonus points, it’s made of 100% cotton, meaning it’s washable and dries fast (especially in the Queensland sun).
If you are looking for a statement accessory, you cannot go past the WOMA cinch belt. This is the latest accessory making waves and Isabel Marant does it perfectly. Made in Italy from black leather and embellished with Western-style studs, we suggest buckling it over a Natalie Martin Fiore dress or Blaze Milano Blazer. Instantly, you’ll transform an existing piece into an entirely new look with an added edge.
The Wardy bag is Isabel’s leather shopper and also our Director Nicky’s current work bag. Made from 100% buttery bovine leather and in a surprising pop of green, this bag can fit a laptop, nappies, and your daily essentials with room to boot. Essentially, it’s the chicest version of Mary Poppins’ carpet bag.
Peek inside any French girl’s wardrobe and you’ll find a neckerchief. Made of 100% silk the Scarfili in Dark Green is gorgeous paired with a Kayla Tee from Citizens of Humanity or tie it around the strap of your Wardy bag.