|Isabel Marant Illustrations|
Isabel launched a first line of jewelry which would be the best way to finance her business. In 1990, she launched Twen, a small knitwear collection that would grow and become later the Isabel Marant we know today.
What makes this collection stand apart is the attention paid to textiles and texture: fabrics are washed and aged with boiled and wrinkled effects, faded, half-tone colors set off by bright highlights, seams are left raw and hems slightly frayed.
When asked- "How do you define your style?" she replied "Urban, androgynous, contemporary, with a mix of world culture and inspiration from different ages".
|Photos from the Fall 2011 RTW Collection|
Source: Young Fashion Designers, by Marta R. Hadilgo. RTW photos from New York Fashion Magazine.