Isabel Marant has taken a progressive step in fashion by including men’s clothing in her 2018 Ready-to-Wear Paris Fashion Week show.
Marant told Vogue Magazine she had been receiving requests to include menswear in her collections for years. In a pre-show interview she said, “It’s very on for girls to borrow their boyfriends’ clothes, but actually my husband is borrowing my clothes. So I just wanted to show the reverse point of view: saying that men could also borrow womenswear.”
Her idea was to keep her same cool-girl style and fabrics for her men’s clothes but reshape the items for a better, unisex fit. Marant explained, “Sometimes you have sweaters where the neckline doesn’t really work for men, or the shoulders.”
But don’t worry, this doesn’t mean Marant is abandoning women’s fashion for menswear. “My aim is not really to go into menswear completely. I don’t want to go into making men’s fashion shows and all that, but always to have in the collection a translation of what I think could be good for men from my womenswear,” the designer told Vogue.
Now, let’s look at the collection.
This is a perfect example of the “chic without even trying” style that Marant is famous for. This white one shouldered ruffled piece screams Parisian vibes. And those red sandals are the perfect pop of color.
We’re not sure if this one-shouldered cutout piece is a bodysuit or a bathing suit but we love it either way. And those unzipped leather pants? If unzipped is the new way to wear pants we fully support it.
This is how Isabel Marant does menswear. The same relaxed, effortless vibes have transferred over to her men’s pieces. This male model wore a sheer, scoop neck tank-top and windbreaker material pants and jacket.
This same metallic silver and black jacket was modeled on both a man and woman, showing the diversity of the piece as well as the diversity of Marant’s entire collection.
Isabel Marant’s experimentation with menswear has shown her versatility and creativity as a designer.