Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: Isabel Marant knows her customer better than many other designers, providing them with reliable, cool-girl staples season after season. Their loyalty will continue come Spring, with Marant’s new sporty, travel-friendly pieces. Expanding on an ever-present athletic theme, S/S 12 mixed in a hodgepodge of continent-hopping souvenirs; baseball jerseys paired with tie-dye, track pants next to Indian embroidery, tablecloth lace cover-ups thrown over one-piece swimsuits. The crafty aspect extended to talisman accessories, such as dangling bead earrings, coin belts woven together with leather and strappy, mixed-chain sandals. The combination resulted in a typically eclectic presentation full of future cult items. —Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Slim / Oversize / Body conscious
Color: Olive / Pale yellow / Vibrant cherry red / Heather gray / White / Mustard yellow / Cobalt blue / Black / Metallic
Key Items: Oversize sweaters / Slim, distressed jeans / Track pants / Baseball jerseys / Printed mini-shorts / Trench coats / Rolled sleeve anoraks / Embroidered vests / Gathered cocktail dresses
Materials: Cotton / Leather / Handwoven knits / Denim / Angora / Lace / Mesh / Jersey / Canvas
Print + Pattern: Tie-dye / Dip dye / Python / Color blocking / Confetti print / Plaid
Details + Trim: Fringe / Embroidery / Braiding / Quilting / Ruffles / Frayed edges / Patchwork / Drawstrings / Gathering / Contrast piping
Accessories + Footwear: Strappy chain sandals / Coin belts / Dangling bead earrings / Bangle bracelets
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