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Isabel Marant Fall 2011 Runway Review

In spite of being French through-and-through, Isabel Marant has positioned herself in the industry as the Parisian answer to the Alexander Wang crowd in New York with an American sensibility. Effortlessly cool and reliably minimal, Marant’s collections have embraced the sportswear silhouettes so common in the states.

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Moving on from her surfer-inspired collection last season, this season’s Native American reference resulted in a ton of feathers, fringe, and some covetable prints. We’ve seen Native inspirations quite a bit this season but with Marant it was skin deep. Denim ran rampant, with a white pair with Navajo embroidery catching second looks, but it’s doubtful that we’ll be seeing the cool girls in any of the more heavy blanket jackets or suede looks that closed the show.

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What will be ubiquitous next season are the boots dripping with fringe because it was clear that with each exit from the runway the waiting list grew, especially for the thigh-high variation. Between the outerwear that’s just begging to be layered and the brand’s signature long sleeved mini dresses, we’re all going to want to be in Marant’s crew next season, no matter the inspiration.  

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Photos: Vincenzo Grillo, IMAXtree

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