The Isabel Marant RTW Fall 2023 Runway Report is live, direct, and ready to Party regardless of your age. Key trends, more boots, cut-out leggings and styles for all ages were the hot topics at the show—live music with an MTV-type pit of party hype gatecrashers. Isabel Marant RTW Fall 2023beckoned the fashion week jet-setters where the Party at?
Isabel Marant RTW Fall 2023
The designer channelled “desire and disorder” into a sexy coed lineup with a sophisticated edge.
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Isabel Marant RTW Fall 2023
The runway became a club night at Palais Royale with a raucous performance by Lulu Van Trapp that had singer Rebecca Baby crowd-surfing and showed guests not wanting to leave. Baby and her band were repeatedly singing the mantra for the fall collection — “desire, disorder,” and the designer channelled both into a sexy coed lineup that was wearable as ever with a new, sophisticated edge, and we loved it: stylish clothes that give off the luxury, relaxed fit of extraordinary old money.
The brand broke from the print-heavy boho trend and entered a more advanced, dressed-up mode, with graphic-looking cuts, lots of leather and body-hugging knits, some shimmering with metallic thread or crystals.
“We wanted to make something simple but strong,” said artistic director Kim Bekker backstage at Marant’s side.
So knit dresses were slashed or zipper detailed, with swashbuckling over-knee boots or coloured footless tights elongating the leg. Glossy black or cherry red leather dresses, miniskirts, oversized biker jackets and duster coats also looked sharp and sleek with a feminine power vibe.
The new denim silhouette with contrasting yoke, low pockets and baggy legs brought vintage hip-hop ’90s Girbaud jeans style. They were worn with tonal strong shoulder boyfriend blazers, quilted jackets, or open-knit chunky sweaters, making for more formal denim dresses.
Also refreshing, in addition to their usual high-wattage catwalkers, the designers brought in all-ages models, including Liya Kebede, Delfine Bafort and Irina Shayk.
“For me, since I’m not so young anymore, I was feeling bad showing only young girls,” said Marant, 55, who founded the business in 1994, adding, “We wanted to show the brand is going through the different generations.”
“We are different generations, but we feel each other so well, and we see different generations wearing the clothes,” said Bekker of the brand that defined French as excellent for many women in the ’90s and 2000s and is now for their children.
So what do you think, Hot or Not?
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