French designer Isabel Marant found her start in 1989 with the launch of her first label Twen, a knitwear and jersey brand that was all about the essentials. Marant studied fashion at Studio Berçot, a Paris fashion college from 1985 to 1987, where her love of materials, design, colour and fashion were first sparked. At just 22 years old, Isabel Marant made her start in the fashion industry, and just five years later, she held her very first show under her own name. 1995 was the marker of not only Isabel Marant’s first foray into luxury clothing, but also the inception of what would later become a globally recognised label and favourite amongst the it-girls of the world.
By 1998, Isabel Marant opened her first boutique in an old artist’s workshop on rue de Charonne, in the Bastille district of Paris, where the store still stands open today. Transforming from Isabel Marant the designer to Isabel Marant the brand, the women’s label has made a name for themselves with a stunning mix of clothing, shoes and accessories that perfectly encapsulate traditional Parisian style. With an air of effortlessness and a distinctive sartorial palette, Isabel Marant offers a taste of luxury to fashion lovers across the world. Here at Incu, we’ve handpicked a selection of gorgeous pieces from Isabel Marant and Isabel Marant Etoile. From signature floral printed tops to diaphanous tunics, silk skirts, and romantic sheer cotton dresses with ruffled hems and intricate details, we’ve got you covered with a seasonal pick of Isabel Marant designs to cover every corner of your wardrobe.
Isabel Marant’s directional and instantly recognisable style came from her own love of fashion and memories of her childhood that shaped her clear vision for what her brand would one day become. Marant set out to create clothes for women that were not overly elaborate or complicated, with a collection of ready to wear garments and accessories that skillfully blend femininity, contemporary design, practicality, and traditional tailoring techniques. Marant’s early experience in the fashion industry helped the budding designer grow her brand and her vision, with such accolades as the Award de la Mode in 1997, and the Whirlwind Award for best female designer in 1998. These acknowledgements were soon followed by further success with Marant’s naming as the Contemporary Designer of the Year at Elle’s 2014 Style Awards, and in 2012, the French designer was awarded Fashion Designer of the Year at British Glamour's Women of the Year Awards. Now with a career that has swept over twenty-five years, Isabel Marant has opened forty-four boutiques in cities like London, Paris, New York, Tokyo, Seoul, Rome, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and more. The eponymous label is also stocked in retailers in over thirty five countries globally. Isabel Marant has amassed a cult following globally among the fashion elite, influencers, fashion bloggers, celebrities, and just about any fashion lover whose style reflects the brand’s unique take of sophisticated feminine style.
Marant’s diffusion line, Étoile by Isabel Marant, was first launched in 1999. The very next year, the first full Étoile ready-to-wear collection was released in Paris, to which the brand soon evolved into Isabel Marant Étoile. This line was intended to be the more accessible and affordable diffusion line, while continuing to adhere to the main line’s core aesthetic and quality. Both the Isabel Marant main line and Isabel Marant Étoile diffusion line have enjoyed worldwide success and have become known for their distinct bohemian-inspired aesthetic with floaty silhouettes, ballooning sleeves, soft necklines, fringe and frill details, and gorgeous textures. In each season you can find a beautiful and considered collection of dresses, tops, skirts, and shorts. Winter collections are marked by chunky knit jumpers, wool and military-inspired outerwear like oversized coats and cropped jackets, and women’s trousers with high waists, wide legs, and a sculptural play with proportions.
Isabel Marant covers every corner of your style repertoire with artisanal quality leather designs like signature bucket bags embellished with metal studs in a mix of burnished gold, bronze, gunmetal and silver tones. Isabel Marant handbags feature in a mix of traditional shades like black, tan and grey with smooth and grained leather textures, and suede leather for a tactile finish. Shop a mix of shapes and sizes like practical tote style bags, a classic carry-all handbag, and everyday designs like crossbody bags with adjustable straps that can be worn day or night. Every piece is designed with a functional purpose that is rooted in traditional techniques of leather crafting, made to last through the seasons and age with beautiful quality.
Shop our selection of Isabel Marant here at Incu, and browse more of our international designer picks like Ganni, Baum und Pferdgarten, Marni, Toteme,Sir The Label, and more for styles that perfectly blend femnine style with a luxury sensibility. Our curation of Isabel Marant pieces, from leather handbags to belts, dresses, outerwear and separates, tells a visual story of contemporary iterations of traditional fashion trends. For the woman who likes to approach their wardrobe with a sureness of their style and a confidence in their clothes, shop Isabel Marant for pieces that are guaranteed to impress season after season.