Isabel Marant Autumn 2009 Ready-to-wear

We discovered Isabel Marant's Left Bank boutique in a little back street in St-Germain-des-Pres 3 years ago when we fell in love with her slouchy boots and went on an afternoon spree.

In fashion speak, she "makes clothes that girls want to wear", meaning they're not necessarily the kind that get photographed for glossy fashion spreads in magazines, but editors and retailers alike appreciate the streetwise way Marant mixes elegant and casual. Her 2009 Autumn show is elegant chic, our favourite's being a fur coat with cool three-quarter-length sleeves over one of her slouchy T-shirts and baggy silk python-print pants, which were tucked into sexy over-the-knee suede boots (oh-how-we-love-thee).

Marant said the attitude was glam rock meets London bad boys, with a leopard-print dress and a sweatshirt-gray jumpsuit worn with oversize men's jackets in tweed or herringbone, with big shoulders and sleeves rolled up to the elbows; and a belted little black dress with slashes of white paired with studded ankle boots. Layered in among her sweatshirts and denim jeans and minis were new-looking (check them out here , softly ruched and gathered long skirts, and drop-waist silk shirtdresses.

She's set to open in LA and New York...what about London??

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