The cowboy boot, a timeless staple that nods to Isabel Marant's signature bohemian elegance, took centre stage for the brand’s Autumn/Winter 2018 collection, Marant journeying to the Wild West. Cleverly infusing ranch-ready appeal with her trademark Parisian-girl cool, out came just short of fifty looks – a mix of men's and womenswear. First up: Anna Ewers, an Isabel Marant favourite, dressed in cap-toed boots and a printed Navajo-esque blanket coat, belted at the waist, with a stellar line-up of modern-day Supers – Kaia Gerber, Gigi Hadid et al – exiting on cue.
Prairie dresses, fringed jackets, boxy coats and bandana-inspired paisley print pieces came in a clean-cut and tonal colour palette of white, black, creams, camels, umbers and ochres. In compliance with the brand’s trademark chunky knits, stiff denim and fondness for leather – consistently wearable and functional – meanwhile, a refreshing update came courtesy of the designer’s look to film characters as directed by cinema legends Clint Eastwood, Jim Jarmusch and John Cassavets. Dressing from the feet up, a range of thigh-high and ankle-skimming boots came in buttery, slouchy leather, occasionally adorned with fringing and teamed with Western-style studded belts and oversized bags. In somewhat of a plot twist, the show closed with a selection of '80s-inspired party dresses, making the collection as a whole one that pointed to everyday femininity, yet really packed a punch. Yee-haw!