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Paris Fashion Week 2013: Isabel Marant

September 30, 2012|By Booth Moore | Fashion Critic
  • Looks from the Isabel Marant spring-summer 2013 collection shown during Paris Fashion Week.
Looks from the Isabel Marant spring-summer 2013 collection shown during… (Martin Bureau / AFP / Getty…)

PARIS -- Isabel Marant, master of Paris-meets-L.A. boho chic, showed her spring-summer 2013 collection at Paris Fashion Week on Friday.

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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.


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