Preview: Isabel Marant for H&M

Isabel Marant for H and M


Here are the pieces that I loved the most from today’s visit and how some of the pieces looked on me. 

Isabel Marant for H and M
Isabel Marant for H and M

These leather skinnies with lace up sides are as good as I had imagined and are my favorite piece from the entire collection.   The leather is thick and soft. They come in black and in white. They run true to size.

 I sized up to on the black ones to see how they would look with some slouch. Being real leather I think that over time the right size would eventually give anyway to produce the same relaxed effect. 

H&M for Isabel Marant
Isabel Marant and H and M

I tried on the  white ones in  a snugger fit.

I loved both colors but the white maybe gets the edge for being white leather.  A rarity on the high street and non existent in my wardrobe. 

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I have a weakness for little ditsey tea dresses – especially vintage. They are my fave type of dress so seeing this one had Karen written all over it.  It’s delicate enough to contrast perfectly with any ankle boot.  I thought this ran a little small so get a size up. 

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I used to wear black sequin leggings with blazers and seeing these brought that all back again.  These silver ones have a super warm soft lining so they feel like you are wearing wool leggings.  I could see these with an oversized knit jumper and ankle boots or heels.  Some of the sequins fell while trying on so not sure I’d pull the trigger but they are a pretty color combination.  Definitely go up a size up if you want them. 

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Cropped red motor skinnies with oversized zip details…

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I liked them in both the red and the black although I think the black had the edge.  I suggest you go up a size or two in these.  They run small even though they have some stretch.  Plus the additional slouch from a larger size will be more flattering versus being skin tight. 

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These boots are the most identifiable piece to  Isabel Marant’s own label.  The suede is soft and the heel looks low enough to be walkable.  They stop at size 40.  I did not try these on. The ones on display were too small.  Needless to say I love them.  They remind me of my tan fringe boots which I’ve considered dying black several times. Having seen these boots in real life I would consider getting them or at least trying them on. 

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The embellished little jacket.  This feels and looks very structured and reminds me of this red jacket from a couple of season ago.  I didn’t try this on but it feels thick and has a boxy cut which I loved. It’s a good alternative to a black leather jacket. 

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Embellished heels to wear with leather or denim.  Again, not my size so didn’t try these on. 
I stopped by the H&M showroom to preview the collection up close.  
My top 3 pieces are the leather lace up skinnies, the fringe ankle boots and the cap sleeved tea dress.  The black motor skinnies in red and black are worth trying on if you don’t yet own a pair.  There are a couple of oversized dark wool coats that were great quality and would work well over any of the clothes.

I say one key piece here (maybe two) that works with your style is enough.  Like anything, head to toe in anything can look too literal. 


The collection drops November 14th.  It will also be available online.

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