>> "I love the way they were wearing very masculine trousers to ride horses with lace shirts," Isabel Marant said of her inspiration — cowgirls of the late 1800s — for Fall 2012. The designer struck the same feminine vs. masculine balance here, working her inspiration into modern shapes just perfect for any It girl about town. There were satin tops with pearl buttons and flower-embroidered blouses, plus slouchy cropped trousers with fringe and heeled cowboy-style ankle booties. Classic Western shirts got reimagined, too; those came in pretty little minidresses or double-breasted bomber jackets.
Isabel Marant Fall 2012