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Isabel Marant Spring 2014: Subdued Without Lacking Frill



Isabel Marant is France's go-to boho gal—even the most simple silhouette will have some retro, good-time-feel detailing to it, the Marant signature. The designer's spring collection felt subdued but still didn't lack that necessary frill—and speaking of frills, there were a lot of them, decorating tees and tanks and dresses.

It was a collection of pinks and whites made soft by using translucent fabrics. Floral lace tops were a big thing, as were prim little strong-shouldered jackets (made bohemian through seaming). There were a lot of solids in this showing, though it wasn't entirely devoid of print—a cute floral was used on a handful of looks. Marant's best looks are the ones that are lower key, where she's able to execute her vision without it being a costume—making it totally hers in a way you can't quite put your finger on. Luckily there were plenty of pieces like this (from frill-shoulder sleeveless blouses to even a black tank dress). Every outfit was finished off with what will probably be a gone-viral shoe for the designer: sandals and heels decorated with studs and leather bows.

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