Isabel Marant’s Cowgirl Take Over The Fall Runway

At Isabel Marant’s RTW Fall 2012 Collection

Leave it up to Marant to reinterpret the 19th-century cowgirl silhouette. With nuance + relevance for the modern chick, using signature motifs, Marant’s cowgirl chic could easily translate into streetwear.  With her popular skinny jean reinvented with embroidered florals (pink denim number, far right) + in leather with tassel detail, this collection is bound to gain Marant a bunch of new fans.

I love the way they were wearing very masculine trousers to ride horses with lace shirts.

The Western shirts in this collection might have appeared as typical at first glance. Brilliantly, in the hands of Marant of course, they were anything but, as seen above.  Marant applied piping details and floral embroidery. Doing so, highlighted the pockets and yoke, on a pullover version of the shirt. Traditionally, Western shirts are button-down.

Lace Held Its Own With The Cowgirl Theme

When it comes to lace, Marant plays with tight crew necks paired with classic American staples including the baseball stadium jacket and a favorite effortless ‘go to’ in most closets, the shirt dress belted low on the waist.  There were also plenty of leather dresses. With laser-cut lace patterned collars, they dialed-up the sex appeal down the runway.

Marant said of this collection’s inspiration, ” I love the way they were wearing very masculine trousers to ride horses with lace shirts.”

Here are few more of my favorite looks from this collection.

(photos: WWD)

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