Isabel Marant Fall / Winter 2011 Women's Ready-To-Wear Collection by Isabel Marant.
Though Isabel Marant may be a true Parisian, the designer seemed to draw on classical Americana for her Fall 2011 collection. A strong Native American focus mixed with Cowboy-era sturdy denim, came together to form a tribute to the wild, wild west. Every ensemble paraded down the runway matched with fringe-trimmed suede boots, which either stretched high up on the thigh or hit just above or below the knee, and swished with the models every movement.
The dominant use of feathers was carried out on everything from watercolor-like prints on casual basics like slouchy tops and sweatshirts, to a short silk cocktail dress draped from the top and cinched at the waist, to necklaces that cascaded down from the neck with long strands of suede fringe and detailed with a single black feather at their ends. Each unique rendering of the feather variations was chic and gave a hip, nature-inspired feel to the collection. The native theme continued with multiple Navajo embroidered sweaters, designed to appear inside out due to the colorful threads trailing down from the woven pattern, thrown casually over a short feather print dress adding a casual slouch to the playful short dress or worn loosely above a pair of distressed white patched skinny jeans.
Denim in everything from vests, to shirts, to jeans played a large role in the collection and was seen in various different washes and unique patchwork designs. An oversized dark denim jacket lined in thick white Mongolian sheepskin was worn over a short Navajo print dress and paired with the below-the-knee style white fringed boots to create a tomboy look that was rugged, yet feminine beneath the heavy layers. Contrastingly, the casual feel of button-down blouses, made up of patchworks of various shades of denim and tucked into a pair of belted skinny indigo jeans that cuffed at the top of the staple fringed boot, gave into both this season's trend of color-blocking, as well as, feminine takes on standard menswear. -Marisa Witter
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Models: Anja Rubik, Emily Baker, Sasha Pivovarova, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Constance Jablonski, Joan Smalls, Dewi Driegen, Anne Vyalitsyna, Tati Cotliar, Anabela Belikova, Snejana Onopka, Aline Weber, Maryna Linchuk, Carmen Kass, Karolina Kurkova, Hye Park, Elena Melnik, Isabeli Fontana, Candice Swanepoel, Emily Baker, Daria Pleggenkuhle, Joan Smalls, Anja Rubik, Sasha Pivovarova, Constance Jablonski, Anne Vyalitsyna, Snejana Onopka, Dewi Driegen, Tati Cotliar, Carmen Kass, Anabela Belikova, Aline Weber, Karolina Kurkova, Isabeli Fontana, Elena Melnik, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Anja Rubik, Emily Baker, Joan Smalls, Hye Park, Maryna Linchuk, Sasha Pivovarova
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