martes, 6 de diciembre de 2011
Based in Le Marais, thirty-something Parisian Isabel Marant is one of the few designers who always looks like she really is having fun. Her favourite models Lana and Debra Shaw dance down her catwalks - staged everywhere from the Turkish quarter to the Avenue de Wagram off the Arc de Triomphe - wearing funky Tibetan shoulder bags, hippy bobble hats and long Mongolian furs.
After studying at the Studio Berçot design college in Paris, Marant found her fashion footing acting as assistant to Bridget Yorke at Yorke & Cole. She later worked with the likes of Chloé, Yohji Yamamoto and Martine Sitbon’s art director Ascoli, before setting up on her own.
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. For spring/summer 98, Marant stretched herself even further, designing her own ranges of jewellery, shoes, and bags.