Mood board: It was back to the 1980s with a skintight bang at Isabelle Marant, where the models wore teeny-weeny mini skirts, lots of leather, line-backer shoulder pieces and enough permed hair and nasty gal fishnet stockings to get them through the door of the Palladium for at least a full year.

Best in show: Despite the dubious starting point, this show had plenty of catnip for Marant’s voracious fashion consumers. The oversized mannish coats looked positively edible over the bun-skimming dresses while novelty knitwear such as punk-like fisherman’s sweaters, while holed sweaters worn with patent leather pencil skirts are going to be next season’s big hits.

Finishing touches: Has there ever been a show where Marant didn’t deliver the new shoe of the season? Come autumn, it’s going to be a flat, creeper-like pointed toe bootie crowned with rocker buckles and a vamp covered with animal print pony skin. It sounds intimidating but was in fact, the perfect, low maintenance accompaniment to the fancy tulle and shine factor happening on the clothes. 

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