Isabel Marant, born in 1967, creates her own world of «melting mode».
Her passion for cross-cultural designs can be attributed to her heritage: she is the product of a German mother, designer Christa Fiedler, a French father and an Antillean stepmother.
Isabel Marant, the ultimate designer of understated Parisian chic, consistently creates the most desirable and wearable collections. Beloved by industry insiders and a coterie of loyal celebrity costumers alike, Marant is renowned for her sexy separates that mix and match to create a look that is studied yet casual, elegantly playful, and girly with an androgynous edge.
For her S/S 09 show, she veered away from her Saint-Germain-des-Prés stomping ground and produced pieces that were country inspired—but think prairie, rather than Provence! Peppered with dashes of denim cut-offs, Marant's runway was also filled with quaintly quilted tunics, floral-print frocks, flashes of plaid, and spot-on slouchy suede boots wrapped with metallic chains. Of course, she also turned out her signature staples, like easy-to-wear lingerie-inspired little dresses, tomboyish outerwear, ruffled minis, and fitted henleys, too.