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Isabel Marant SS15
Left, Kate Grigorieva (OUI) Right, Sanne Vloet (Viva) backstage at Isabel Marant SS15Photography Jacques Habbah

Isabel Marant SS15

A city girl returns from exotic island travels ready to party in 80s mini dresses and frayed denim

Initial reaction:

“My girl's got a city to run,” Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig intones on SBTRKT’s "New Dorp. New York.", the soundtrack to the Isabel Marant show, and the collection is all about that woman. A city girl in tailored but textural shapes, accented with elements from her travels to Africa and exotic islands. Tailored trousers and pleated, tiered mini skirts mixed with knitted shag coats and fringed tabarts, wrapped and tied at the waist.

Islander luxe:

From raffia skirts to rope belts and Haitian-style shell embroidery, the collection borrowed elements from island travels. White perforated denim carrot jeans were paired with frayed-edge tabbards belted at the waist. Tassled poncho dresses were accessorised with black leather gladiator or thong sandals, animal hair arm bangles and pleated fan cummerbund belts.

80s shapes:

Micro mini skirts, wide belted waists and extended shoulders, as well as the bold graphic prints, gave the collection an 80s party feel. Deep-v mini dresses in monochrome or orange and maroon graphic print mix with ruffled tier dresses and slinky halternecks, topped with an oversized, printed denim jacket.

The soundtrack to Isabel Marant SS15: