There are few designers who can cause quite such levels of hysteria. Whose name is met with breathy, staring-into-middle-distance responses and who can reduce grown, otherwise sophisticated, women to giddy teenagers. But there’s something about Isabel Marant’s creations, her preternatural eye for cool, and her ability to epitomise Parisian insouciance that sets her apart from the rest. So when the stylish folk at Boutique 1 helped her open her first Middle Eastern boutique a few weeks ago, we reacted in a suitably hyperactive manner. Sitting down with the woman herself only cemented our fangirl status – not only was she the pinnacle of elegant nonchalance, but she because she was also in possession of quite possibly the best, most throaty laugh we’ve ever heard. We got her to play finish the sentence. In between puffs of smoke, she happily obliged…
Love Isabel’s Parisian style? Here’s some of our favourite pieces from her autumn/winter 2015 collection:
Jacket Dhs5,730; Boots Dhs5,010; Necklace Dhs2,380; Skirt Dhs2,040 All Isabel Marant available at Boutique 1
Visit the Isabel Marant boutique at The Fashion Dome, Mall of the Emirates.