Isabel Marant Ready To Wear Spring Collection 2021

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The beach-friendly lineup reflected the designer’s tomboyish approach to femininity — super stylish but easy.

For spring, Isabel Marant worked a beach-friendly lineup for her savvy, urban consumer — super stylish but still easy, with fashionable Windbreakers, high-waisted shorts with deep pockets and sexy, printed swimsuits.

She kept things light-handed in the colour department, with ivory carrot pants punctuated with a funky amoeba-like print, collared shirts, airy mohair sweaters in gradient pastels and bleached jeans that were lightly tie-dyed.

“I think people will always want to dress well, but without making too much effort or spending a fortune,” said Marant, speaking at her bustling, Paris showroom after emerging from a productive lockdown period in the countryside.

Toggling between tomboyish and feminine styles, she played with volumes on items including emphatic coats with bulked-up shoulders; an elegant pink denim dress with short, puffy sleeves, and a wide-armed navy blouse with delicate embroidery, cinched tightly at the wrists.

Outerwear came in a broad range of options and included an ultra-light, cropped puffer vest in yellow-tinged ivory; a quilted jacket in a lively floral print; elongated boiled wool overcoats that resembled workwear shirts; the label’s colourful signature Windbreakers, and an ikat print bomber jacket.