Isabel Marant, born in 1967, creates her own world of «melting mode». Her French father, her German mother and particularly her West Indian mother-in-law gave her a cosmopolite education. It is also while traveling in India or Africa that she finds her inspiration.
Gifted with a range of skills, Isabel launches a first line of jewelry which will be the best way to finance her business. In 1990, she launches Twen, a small knitwear collection that will grow and become later Isabel Marant, as we know it today.
The style Isabel Marant is a culture mix, a cosmopolite and urban world. Isabel’s silhouettes are showing feminine elegance, fitted and close-to-the-body.
Etoile is the second line designed by Isabel Marant. It is defined by the paradox of proposing wardrobe that is not only accessible but very much of the moment. The collection is a collage of sportswear classics inspired by work wear or military garments, combined with more feminine pieces and knitwear. Etoile also combines comfortable active sportswear elements which are meant to be worn alone or mixed with a dash of attitude to chic-er, more dressed-up pieces.
What makes this collection stand apart is the attention paid to textiles and texture : fabrics are washed and aged with boiled and wrinkled effects, faded, half-tone colors set off by bright highlights, seams are left raw and hems slightly frayed. Etoile offers clothes that are personal and strong but easy to wear.