Isabel Marant- A Comprehensive Guide to Effortless Parisian Cool (VIDEO)

NEW in Isabel Marant 2013 Collage

The French fashion designer, Isabel Marant, is the epitome of effortless Parisian cool!  The absolute go to brand of edgy chic girls around the globe and one of my favorite designers for many years now.

Her hip style with a touch of bohemian chic, her signature trophy leather jackets, laid-back knits, her amazing pants and striking accessories are a uniform for models, fashion editors, style-setters and trendy fashion bloggers.

I never get bored of wearing her designs. You have seen in Trendsurvivor blog my navajo jeans in white with black designs, the navajo black with red, white and black beads, the silk gray season less dress and the Isabel Marant ladylike Chanel style jacket, to link a few. I loved her Autumn Winter 2012 collection but I am even more impressed by her new Spring- Summer 2013 Isabel Marant Ready-To-Wear collection which is now  and only until October 18 within your grasp!

How cool!? You can pre-order Isabel Marant SS13! It is amazing how online marketing progresses so fast. Shopping online was for me love at first click so pre-order is just the next step especially for a brand like Isabel Marant where the cool items sell out so fast! Every time I travel, which as you might have noticed is quite often, I remember I need those hard to get bobby low top sneakers in black.

 Isabel Marant’s Short Biography and Long Success

Photograph by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Published in Vanity Fair, January 2011.
Photograph by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Published in Vanity Fair, January 2011.

Isabel Marant was born in Paris in 1967 to a German fashion designer mother and French father and she began sewing aged 15. She always wanted to make clothes in order to escape the ‘froufrous’ and set herself apart from her ‘girly’ peers. She enrolled at the design school Studio Berçot and immediately after she gradated, apprenticed at Michel Klein which led her to launch soon, her own accessory and jewelry lines.

In 1994, she spotted a gap in the market and launched her own clothing line which is feminine but not ‘super sexy’. Isabel Marant won the Designer of the Year Award and began to build up her now legions of fans. She explains “It’s easy to make magic on a red carpet – except just how many of us live that life? But how do we make it happen every day on the sidewalk? That’s why I love to design. A woman who wants to have a strong personality but with out being totally dressed up, who wants to be different but in a discreet way. And she’s usually a rather active, entrepreneurial woman who needs to feel good in her clothes without trying too hard.”

Isabel Marant's Paris studio as seen in Elle Magazine
Isabel Marant’s Paris studio as seen in Elle Magazine

In June 2012, she was awarded Fashion Designer of the Year at British Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards. She is set to open an eagerly-awaited London store on Mayfair’s Bruton Street in 2012.

More about Isabel Marant’s biography in Vogue here
aluminum plates for isabel marant by Arnold Goron in BEIJING  all images courtesy of arnold goron
Aluminum plates for isabel marant by Arnold Goron in BEIJING-  image courtesy of Arnold Goron

ISABEL MARANT 2013 COLLECTION and there was nothing ugly about it.

Isabel Marant 2013 Trendsurvivor Collage

Isabel Marant is a designer with a sense of humor. When asked about her Spring 2013 collection a few days ago, she exclaimed “It’s ugly!” before launching into a hearty chuckle.

It was a disarming outburst, one that left this reporter totally taken aback and, to be honest, totally charmed. “No no, it’s a bit of Elvis in Hawaii, and a bit of Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot in St.-Tropez around the late ’60s and early ’70s,” Marant reassured.

A few days later as the first model took to the runway and Elvis blared from the speakers at the actual show, those references were utterly clear and there was nothing ugly about it. More in Fashionologie here

Isabel Marant 2013 SS TRENDSURVIVORCollage

Runway Isabel Marant Trendsurvivor Collage

Celebrities wearing Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant, known for her bohemian aesthetic Embodis the never over-thought look and her clothes are worn by some of the world’s most fashionable stars including Kate Moss, lexa Chung, Sienna Miller, Kate Bosworth, and Rachel Weisz.

“Think of a style icon whose closet you’d like to raid and I can pretty much guarantee that Isabel Marant is a big component in that collection”. MTV It girl Alexa Chung tells Vogue, “I buy everything Isabel Marant ever looked at.” Wish I could do that too!!! 🙂

Jessica Biel Isabel Marant 2013 Collage
Jessica Biel Isabel Marant 2013

The biker look of Jessica Biel is a total Isabel Marant spring-summer 2013 and even though I would love to own each and every piece I would never wear it all together. Would you?

Isabel Marant Spring Summer Ready To Wear 2013


Isabel Marant Spring Summer Ready To BUY 2013


New in Isabel Marant trendsurvivor

Isabel Marant’s spring 2013 accessories echo the disciplined opulence of her ready-to-wear collection. When embellishments lavishly bedeck shoes and bags, it’s not a single stone too many—proving that while Marant’s attention to detail is meticulous, the effect is always enviably effortless.

Isabel Marant Autumn Winter Ready To Wear 2012-2013


Isabel Marant Autumn Winter Ready To BUY 2012-2013

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