Isabel Marant returned to her Parisian roots for A/W 2013 with a relatively understated collection based on comfort and layering. Marant mostly used monochromes, opening the show with a series of navy looks before progressing into ivory and black. The silhouette was tight and stretchy, with leggings done in leather and suede, fitted sweaters and dresses with multiple hemlines. The evolution of Marant’s hit hidden wedge sneaker continues – this time in strappy, furry bootie versions.
Fur is Fendi. Fur is part of this Italian fashion house’s heritage and there was a lot of it in their autumn/winter 2013 collection: neon and striped, covering whole looks or used as neon lining to little booties and as accents to sunglasses and handbags. The models wore long French plaits and more fur twisted high on the head into a mohawk. There was that same punk spirit we’ve seen in New York and London this season but this time in neon shades – orange, pink, purple and magenta. And it wouldn’t be Fendi without a new bag on the block, this season it’s the Selleria collection.