Amidst the hushed elegance of the Palais Royal at dusk, a new narrative of fashion is spun, weaving the mystique of nightfall with the dawn of new designs. This tranquil oasis, set apart from the bustling heartbeat of Paris, plays host to Isabel Marant’s revelation of her Spring/Summer 2024 collection. A transformation, not just of day to night, but of style and essence, unfolds beneath the tender glow of elegant lampposts. A milieu that is no stranger to Marant, resonating with personal history and sentimental echoes of the past.
Where the serenity of the Palais Royal meets the electric thrill of fashion innovation, Marant, alongside artistic director Kim Bekker, unveils a symphony of lightness, balancing the mystical with the pure. A departure from the high-voltage energy of past seasons, Spring/Summer 2024 promises an introspective journey into refined femininity. A collection that speaks of nuanced grace, juxtaposing the sensual allure of night with the refreshing breath of daybreak.
Beneath the hazy blue embrace of the runway lights, first glimpses of this duality are revealed. Fluidity graces the contours of a full-length parka, setting the stage for the unveiling of leggy lightness embodied in leather ensembles and airy geometric patterned dresses. Shadows and light dance together, whispering secrets of a collection that is both grounded and ethereal. Towering clogs with pillared heels punctuate the airiness, asserting Marant’s signature flair for contrast.
As the narrative unfolds, the Parisian night is adorned with sleek swimsuit variations, incarnations of Marant’s effortless summer cool. They trace the silhouettes of models, capturing the poetic nonchalance of the collection. Amidst the captivating allure of nightfall, the tactile touch of knits and the intricate allure of embroidered denim emerges, echoing the transition from the mysterious allure of night to the hopeful embrace of dawn.
Isabel Marant’s mastery in leatherwork resurfaces, painting the Spring night with a side-draped minidress, a symphony in red. Eveningwear clings and flows, a dance of silhouettes under the watchful eyes of the stars, touched by the fringe trend that adds a playful shimmy to the elegance of the night. The collection is a harmonious blend of the grounded and the ethereal, a narrative spun with threads of light and shadow.
©Photo: Isabel Marant