February 28, 2014 Paris
First up: a belted, high-waisted, loose-fitting, laced-at-the-side pant that was just about as night and day with her familiar low-slung skinnies as you could get. Those pants set the tone. "I never have feelings for fancy, frilly things in the winter," Marant said backstage. "I like very comfortable, warm clothes—things you can go around being secure in." So out went Spring's pretty pink ruffles and in came army-green everything: belted jackets, oversize sweaters, sparkly sequined minis, and more cool-looking slouchy pants in soft quilted leather. Somehow, Marant has managed to avoid grunge until now, but late to the party or not, the plaid shirts and pants she had here jibed with her repertoire. The exuberantly folded and peaked shoulders of a couple of tweed jackets weren't as easy a fit. Still, it was good to see Marant stretch a bit.