Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: With Elvis crooning in the background, Isabel Marant opened her collection with a series of hibiscus-printed looks. The King (and, in particular, his love for Hawaii) was an inspiration behind the collection. The hibiscus prints were used for mini dresses that were casually tied at the waist. Elvis’s more glamorous styles influenced the studded and bejeweled leather pieces that closed the show; the decorated jeans from the last look could have come straight from Elvis’s costume archives. Marant also drew inspiration from pictures of Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin in St. Tropez, which accounted for the bohemian paisleys, soft suedes and lace-up collars. Although the bohemian trend has been around for several years, Marant always manages to put forth a fresh interpretation. –Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Asymmetrical / Soft volume / Body-con / Slim / Drop-waisted / Top-heavy
Color: Black / White / Coral / Bright red / Maroon / Royal purple / Dusty blue / Goldenrod / Olive-tinted khaki
Key Items: Hibiscus-printed mini dresses / Embellished jeans / Paisley lace-up tops / Studded leather shift
Materials: Crisp cotton / Denim / Chiffon / Eyelet / Printed laundered cotton / Leather / Suede / Printed silks
Print + Pattern: Hibiscus / Paisley / Embellished lattice
Details + Trim: Draping / Wrapping / Ties / Peplums / Studs / Jewel embellishments / Lacing / Ruffles / One-shoulder necklines
Accessories + Footwear: Silver chokers / Silver two-strand chain necklaces / Skinny silver and beaded bangles / Studded ankle-wrap sandals / Studded or plain leather multi-strap sandals
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