With the new fall/winter ’18 season now in full swing, you’ll have no doubt started to invest in fashion’s biggest trends. But with so much to choose from – from colored leather to retro ’70s accessories; animal prints in all manner of exotic guises to country-club-style check tailoring – building a strong closet can seem daunting. That’s why Isabel Marant Étoile should be your first point of call. With her latest collection, the beloved French designer has ticked off a dizzying array of the season’s most important looks and key pieces in one stylish swoop. As is the brand’s tendency, the FW18 collection has a sporty-streetwear inflection, as well as that French insouciance that is so intrinsic to the brand’s DNA; the je ne sais quoi that keeps A-list fans such as Jennifer Lawrence, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Blake Lively and Sophie Turner enthralled season after season.
With her latest collection, the beloved French designer has ticked off a dizzying array of the season’s most important trends and key pieces in one stylish swoop”
But which pieces should you be putting on your radar right now? Ticking FW18’s Matrix-inspired leather leanings are the ruffled mini skirt (a Marant staple) and the cropped, go-faster-striped pants you can wear with any footwear option. The red leopard-print jeans are a statement twist on a classic pattern – forgo traditional blue denim and try them teamed with a simple T-shirt to elevate your weekend wardrobe. As ever, the designer has produced an impressive knitwear offering for this collection; the retro-look logo sweater has ‘off-duty staple’ written all over it. As for outerwear, the Étoile collection again meets every stylish requirement. The hooded parka, the belted leather coat, the puffer and the shearling-trimmed denim jacket – all practical, hard-working closet classics to be worn throughout this season and beyond, yet still ultra-chic and guaranteed to elicit enviable looks wherever you go. And the best news? Every one of these covetable pieces is made to be mixed and matched with the rest of the must-have collection, so putting together your new-season wardrobe couldn’t be simpler.