Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Parisian designer, Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant is every chic Parisian's favorite designer. She began designing accessories in 1989 and launched her full ready-to-wear collection five years later. Now she’s attracting a cult following worldwide for her breezy, eclectic pieces with a bohemian edge. Her creations are at once feminine, comfortably casual, and quintessentially French.

The label is an indie favorite among fashion mavens and magazines, and is known for minimalist, bohemian clothing: short, casual dresses, loose-fitting knits, slouchy trousers, tailored jackets, and lush scarves. Marant created a lower-priced diffusion line, Etoile (French for “star”) in 1999 and introduced a children’s range in 2004. She has three stand-alone boutiques in Paris, nine in Asia, one in New York, and wholesale locations throughout Europe and the U.S.

Marant's clothing is sophisticated without being stuffy. Young and fresh but not trendy. If the hot pants and mini skirts are too youthful or too revealing for your taste, you can pair the tops, jackets, accessories and boots with fitted, straight-legged pants or knee-length skirts instead. Or layer a floaty, flirty mini dress over leggings. The look is still modern and sexy, but toned down a little for us more mature types. And if you're still young and perky, go ahead and rock those hot pants!

Check out Isabel Marant’s website - www.isabelmarant.tm.fr/


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