PARIS -- Isabel Marant, master of Paris-meets-L.A. boho chic, showed her spring-summer 2013 collection at Paris Fashion Week on Friday.
The look: Hawaiian with a dash of rodeo queen (or Las Vegas-era Elvis, perhaps). Tiered lace mini dresses and peasant blouses. Flippy mini-skirts and studded vests in washed red-and-blue bandanna paisleys. Jeans, short shorts, sarong skirts and one-piece bathing suits in floral lei or hibiscus prints. Studded, white flared jeans, red leather tunic dresses and jackets. Studded gladiator ankle strap sandals on a chunky heel. Red, white, black and navy palette.
The verdict: Cool as can be. Marant does for denim what no one else can. And she has a knack for designing incredibly covetable pieces. (You only have to look around the streets of Paris, where nearly every woman is wearing versions of the high-top wedge sneakers Marant popularized to realize that.) There will be a lot to look forward to when Marant opens her first L.A. store later this year.