Workwear grunge

Isabel Marant’s New Age resurgence was all about denim
By Ella Joyce | Fashion | 21 January 2023

In a New Age resurgence, Isabel Marant is throwing it back to the 80s and 90s for FW23. Built around the concept of a casual wardrobe, the French house has focused on perfecting a capsule of essential and timeless pieces for its modern man. Known for reworking decades gone by, Marant’s grunge-inspired aesthetic continued as silhouettes were executed in baggy proportions, graphic motifs sit upon tees and vibrant iterations of tartan fuse together.

Denim stood front and centre this season, whether it’s raw hemmed, laser-printed, bleached, quilted or overdyed, Marant has done it. In another nod to the 90s, denim was paired with loose, fluffy and oversized knitwear in a series of pinks, yellows or colour-blocking stripes. On foot, models wore Velcro sneakers or pointed Chelsea boots while mohair beanies, bucket hats and studded belts accented each look.

Outerwear consisted of metallic azure bomber jackets, vibrant orange puffers and plush faux fur duffle coats while Marant’s penchant for tailoring was carried out in structured overcoats crafted in rich grey marl. Influenced by British preppiness, the underground scene of Berlin and 90s grunge, FW23 was all about working casual quirks into everyday wear.

GALLERYCatwalk images from Isabel Marant MENS-FALL-WINTER-23