Isabel Marant Throws a Music-Fueled Rager for Fall/Winter 2023
Who’s ready to party?! Isabel Marant, that’s who. In combining her Fall/Winter 2023 show with a raging party atmosphere, she smashed through the doldrums of Paris Fashion Week (which looks so glamorous but is often described by attendees as a slog, a grind, and totally, utterly exhausting).
Not only were there mosh pits, screaming fans, and live musical performances to keep energy levels high, but there was also a truly astonishing marquee line-up of veteran supermodels on the runway. Out came Imaan Hammam, Sasha Pivovarova, Natasha Poly, Liu Wen, Liya Kebede, Jessica Stam, and dozens of other all-star models. We were living for it.
Given the mood of the show, it would be easy to think the clothes would reflect a nightlife atmosphere, but Marant stuck to her codes and delivered a gorgeous collection filled with roomy knitwear, smashing outerwear, slouchy separates, and other cool-girl attire. There were shearling-lined funnel-necked coats, knit dresses covered in a thick spiderweb of fabric detailing, leather jackets with asymmetrical zippers that were worn sans pants (but with beautiful thigh-high boots), sharky suits, floaty dresses, holey crocheted sweaters, and more.
There was nothing forced about any of it; it was simply Isabel Marant doing her cool French thing.
One dress looked like it had been reappropriated from a shawl, another was fuzzy and sprouted metallic tinsel, and the finale looks bore glam sparkle courtesy of silver paillette adornments. There was nothing forced about any of it; it was simply Isabel Marant doing her cool French thing and making it all look wearable and desirable without the pall of merchandising or social media gimmicks. The party was a bonus.