At Isabel Marant, last seasons' 50s rockabilly looks that saw many women cuffing their jeans and wearing them with a pointy pump gets a second lighter and relaxed helping. Stripes for going back-to-school in pretty pastels as well as the more provocative cut-off shorts and cable knit sweaters played up the classic Marant contrast between feminine and masculine that is as always, attuned to what girls really want to wear and what's actually going on, on the streets. Silk baseball jackets which started off with a statement piece embroidered with a purposely crude map of Japan, all punctured the collection with a confidence. S/S 11 may not have made any sharp or dramatic turns but Marant need not mess with the streetsmarts details that gets girls going - the interesting dyed jeans, the flippy little dresses that go from day to night and short shorts to go with the scrunched up boots that Marant fans so love.
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