by Stephen Garner

French fashion designer Isabel Marant presented her latest men’s collection via a lookbook shot by Bruno Staub and a video by Laure Atanasyan as part of Paris Fashion Week Men’s.

The designer’s new fall/winter 2021 menswear collection mixes comfortable pieces with reinterpreted formal staples, reflecting an adaptation to a disrupted way of life.

Vintage sportswear-inspired garments set the pace for the collection: striped knitted polo shirts, puffer jackets, and a polar fleece hoodie. Floral patterns blend surprisingly with a technical windbreaker jacket.

The contrast between inside and out paves the way for a new kind of uniform where a wool suit jacket meets dazzling sweatpants. A blanket-like scarf sticks out from a tote bag.

The nearly-grunge layering of colors and prints is softened by the presence of neutral fabrics that create an immediate sense of timelessness. And, shearling takes the form of either a hooded jacket or a college teddy with an initial letter this season.