She sent out distressed Navajo print sweaters, patchwork denim work shirts with shearling-lined collars, fringed white leather tunic-style mini dresses and short-sleeved cuffed sweatshirt tops done in a brown feather print. And all of it was paired with thigh-high fringed white leather boots. There were uber-mini sparkly dresses, carried over from last season (which is good because I still want one) and loads of luxe white shearling and thick knits to close the show.
So will Isabel Marant keep Brooklyn girls in feathers and fringe, in Navajo prints and oversized cropped jackets? Probably. And we make this prediction with a degree of certainty considering Bird’s Jen Mankins told us following the show that she thought it was one of Marant’s “strongest collection in years” and she plans to stock up on the distressed Navajo print sweaters, all of the feather-camo printed pieces, and all of the white shearling looks.
I personally love the collection, mainly because I spent many years in Albuquerque, New Mexico amongst the Navajo as a child. I love their clothes, their Art, their food and their spirituality. My sister still lives in New Mexico and I am fortunate to be able to visit and get my Southwest fix. I love the high desert of New Mexico,the mountain peaks of the Sandias of Albuquerque and the Sangre de Cristo’s of Santa Fe (the best skiing!)