High street retailer, H&M have teamed up with Isabel Marant as part of their latest design collaboration. The collection is expected to feature apparel and accessories for both women and men and are expected to be in store this coming November. Marant are a French fashion house that was founded by designer Isabel back in 1994 have outlets right across the globe in cities that include New York, Paris and LA. H&M are infamous for their collaborations who in the past include partnerships with the likes of, Stella Mc Cartney and Karl Lagerfeld.
Marant, 46, is the woman behind the off-duty-model/actress uniform that wallpapers the pages of Grazia. The look is bohemian and ethnic but done in a simple, chic way that says Parisian fashion insider rather than Edina from Ab Fab. It is cut to flatter – slim jeans, T-shirts with just the right amount of slouch, sweatshirts that finish at just the right point on the hips – but never body-conscious in a try-hard way.
Details of the collection have not been revealed yet, but a greatest-hits collection has become an H&M tradition. The fashionista’s fantasy Marant-for-a-song range would have to include peasant blouses with ethnic detailing, cowboy shirts, and bomber jackets in oriental embroidered silk. Cropped skinny jeans and slouchy ankle boots are Marant mainstays likely to be included, while the hidden-wedge hi-top trainer, now much copied, was an original Marant piece and is likely to make a comeback. On the accessories stand, a Navajo-style belt and/or perhaps a fringed cross-body bag seem highly probable.