About the Designer

“Stubborn. I can even say narrow-minded. I am Aries and when I believe in something, I 
never give up, I go for it. Human. People touch me and interest me. I have sometimes 
the impression to be an imposture, “Isabel Marant” is always put forward, but without 
all the people around me, “she” is nothing. And impatient. I want everything, 
right away, every time.” – Isabel Marant on her character

A big thanks to Marie for translating this for me! 

Image // here // Interview via Marie Claire France Apr ’13

“I will always go to things that make me feel comfortable. Being a woman I’ve got a very honest eye
on woman, I don’t have any fantasy. Sometimes I can create things that are beautiful but I say,
“When am I going to wear that?” Every morning when I open my cupboard I need some clothes,
I don’t need some clothes to go to awards or whatever, because it’s once a year.” – Isabel Marant 

Image // here // Interview // here

It’s about that time people! I’m really hoping for a better collection than SS13 to be honest so I’m eager to see what Isabel puts out. As you already know, I’ll post the show as soon as it’s
available so please write in and let me know what you think overall.
Check out my Facebook and Twitter tomorrow as well!

Illustration via themarantphiles

This photo is hands down the best one I’ve seen of Isabel so far. It is truly perfect down to the wispiness of her hair and her signature bun. Isabel in addition to other female designers
like Stella McCartney and Gaia Repossi are being featured in Anja Rubik’s second issue of
her magazine titled 25. Read more about Anja’s idea behind the mag here

Image via Nowness

“When I see a woman wearing my clothes, I’m always amazed to see such a wide branch of kind of women that are wearing my clothes in very different ways, but I think it’s one of the side of my collection I really like. It’s that you can really reinterpret my clothes with your own style,
you don’t have to wear it head to toe to look good. You can pick up a piece and style it in your
own way, and I think it’s important to leave a space for everyone’s way of life and way of
approaching garment.” – Isabel Marant

Images & Video by Damian Bao via StyleCartel

“My most treasured garment is a vintage American sweatshirt from California. I have two,
in white and gray. They’re like my comfort blankets. When I don’t want to think about
what to wear—which is the case every morning—I put on a pair of slim corduroys
and a sweatshirt. It is my uniform. When you work with clothes all day long, 
the last thing you want to do is get dressed up yourself.” – Isabel Marant

Image & Interview via TheWallStreetJournal

As I read Erin Wasson’s interview with Emily Weiss from Into The Gloss, I thought to myself,
“Erin probably won’t be visiting my blog anytime soon…” (and I hope you know that I know
I wouldn’t expect such a thing either).  But objectively, she has a pretty valid point with these comments. The marant philes has been described as a cult-like following before, and I guess spending the last nine months blogging about her brand should garner that kind of labeling,
but cult implies that the “leader” can do no wrong and should be worshipped without question, 
and I just don’t feel that way. Anyways, I posted her comments more to see what you thought.
Does it make you think twice about buying Isabel’s clothing,
especially her Fall collection?

Interview via IntoTheGloss

“I won’t say, ‘You must have a miniskirt.’ If you don’t have nice legs, it won’t work out. It’s not
a question of must haves: it’s more about finding yourself. Who you are, what fits you,
what you feel confident in — it’s more about feeling confident than having whatever look.”
- Isabel Marant

Images here & here
Interview here

As you know, Isabel’s show is coming up this Friday! Just wanted to give you a heads up that I’ll
post her entire collection as soon as I can for your viewing pleasure. I’ll also try not to flood
your Twitter feeds with all things Marant, but I tend to lose all sense of balance during the time
around her show. What are you hoping to see from her collection? 

Illustration via themarantphiles


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