Quote of the day
‘When I start on a collection, I ask myself a lot of questions. I get very philosophic. I’m against consumption so doing my job—which is about fashion—is always a bit hard for me.’
This quote is taken from a gallery on Elle.com which Hebsen from Style…A Work In Progress alerted me to. I love Isabel Marant and adore her aesthetic but I can see where she’s coming from. Her look is very much the worn-in, thrown-together-just-so look which could easily be fashioned from stuff we already have…a bit of army surplus, a washed-silk blouse, an ethnic trinket. The fact is, the way she presents it makes us want to take the easy option and just buy it off the rack. I guess that’s her skill, to make us want to buy it, even though we could probably get the look without buying anything at all.
28 July, 2008 @ 10:32 pm
That is a skill, and Marant is very sucessful at it…I always want her stuff!
29 July, 2008 @ 2:35 am
I don’t know about the UK, but her things are so outrageously expensive here! Like $300 for a simple, nothing-ish sleeveles shirt. I have been thinking, I don’t get it!
29 July, 2008 @ 12:04 pm
I’ve loved her stuff for a very long time and always end up in one of her boutiques when I go to visit my family in Paris. The problem is that my boy doesn’t seem to get it: he finds a lot of the clothes shapeless and a bit too hippie/ethnic. Do you dress for yourself or for others?
Make Do and Mend
29 July, 2008 @ 4:54 pm
Know what you mean but agree price wise sometimes it seems ridiculous – ce la vie the price of effortless ease.
31 July, 2008 @ 12:34 pm
great quote, i totally understand where she’s coming from… but yes, the prices sting.
31 July, 2008 @ 8:55 pm
I don’t care if the clothes are pricey, that quote’s wonderful regardless! :)