Picture the rock ‘n’ roll spirit of Elvis shimmying its way into the tropics, and you have Isabel Marant’s S/S 13 show, which somehow brilliantly combined the two concepts for a stylish and cohesive collection. The designer, inspired by The King’s Aloha From Hawaii concert circa 1973, showed bold florals on everything from graphic sweaters to skinny jeans. Yet, if the studded leather pieces were any indication, it was clear Elvis had not left the building. The latter half of Marant’s show, however, hinted at her signature bohemian slant. Floaty skirts and micro shorts captured the je ne sais quoi attitude of muses like Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot, and cemented Marant’s status as queen of effortless chic. Click through our slideshow to shop some of our favourite pieces.
Linda Bag ($2085)
Craig Elvis Leather Jacket ($2515)
Caleen Studded Boots ($890)
Photos of Brigitte Bardot summering at French holiday spots, such as Saint-Tropez or Cannes, resulted in Marant’s tropical-inspired looks.
Set of Two Bracelets ($205)
Howlite Beaded Earrings ($165)
The collection exudes ‘70s appeal via printed bellbottoms and button-downs, a look that instantly recalls the decade’s most glamorous couple, Mick and Bianca Jagger.
Celia Leather Belt ($240)
Samuel Printed Dress ($1455)
Paisley-print pieces channeled Jane Birkin, the style icon noted for embodying the era’s free-spirited essence.
Jalyne Paisley Skinny Jeans ($465)