Isabel Marant took us back to a forgotten world at Paris Fashion Week on Thursday night: one of heaving dancefloors, strobe lighting and sweaty hugs. The alfresco show set went from roller rink (complete with twirling skaters in metallic hot pants), to full-blown nightclub, and the looks that filled it came ready-made for the post-COVID return of the Big Night Out.
From the spangled leggings to the strappy sandals in sweetie-wrapper shades, the collection served as a reminder from the French designer to hold tight. Your disco still needs you—just not yet.
Below, six party-ready styling tricks from Isabel Marant’s spring/summer 2021 show, to take for a night on the town once the apocalypse is over.
This article was originally published on British Vogue.
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Dungarees went disco
Pink, metallic, and layered over a white puff-sleeve blouse. Consider these disco-ready dungarees the French girl’s answer to the rave boiler suit.
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Grace Jones is your after-dark muse
From the bold shoulders to the shorter-than-short shorts, it’s easy to guess which disco icon laid the groundwork for this particular look.
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Make accessories the stars of the show
Star-shaped statement earrings dangled from models’ ears as they strode past dancers thrusting to the beat of “I Feel Love”.
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These boots are made for dancing
For spring/summer 2021, Isabel Marant’s signature cowboy boots are ultra-long, embellished, and teamed with everything from double denim to swimsuits.
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If in doubt, add frills
Exuberant ruffles exploded from the hemlines of flippy Lurex mini-skirts, Bardot bralettes and one-shoulder tops. Frills even snaked their way along the straps of sandals.
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Seek out studs and sparkle
The final section of an otherwise colourful show catered to devotees of an all-black wardrobe—but still with a hint of shimmer. Studs adorned leather jumpsuits with asymmetric necklines, peplum-hem bustiers, slouchy jackets and dainty bags.