Paris Fashion Week SS16: Isabel Marant

Paris Fashion Week SS16: Isabel Marant


Text: Dora Aljoofri-Shrestha

Join the Isabel Marant tribe in artisanal get-ups with an urban attitude

The collection:  Isabel Marant has always enjoyed a strong cult following and she continues to please her devotees with an endless wardrobe dedicated to bohemia. Her SS16 collection was nothing short of tribal-printed wrap skirts, embroidered robes and peasant tops. But this time, Marant also presented a selection of clean looks (striped of ethnic details) embellished with a flashy metallic sheen. Perhaps she's trying to expand her appeal to the minimalist crowd? Whatever it is, we're not complaining.

Try this now: Take your ethnic shawls and wrap them over your harem trousers (didn't we tell you it's back?) for a skirt and trouser combi with a tribal twist.

#Want: The black nomadic rope sandals in all four styles — the nautical theme is strong this season.

The venue: After running inbetween shows, bracing ourselves against the chilly Parisian air, showgoers were treated to beautiful sunshine at Isabel Marant's open-air show venue at the Jardin du Palais-Royal. For a brief moment, we thought summer was upon us and we revelled in every warming moment.

The soundtrack: Guests were bobbing their heads to the old school beats of 90s hip-hop. Remember the tunes of Boom! Shake The Room by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince? "Tick, tick tick, Boom!"

To see the full collection, click on the gallery below. 

For all our coverage of Paris Fashion Week SS16, click here