Last week, Net-A-Porter sent out an email with the subject line “5 new reasons to love Isabel Marant.” This got me thinking about the designer for the first time in almost a year. Last fall, she was gearing up for a huge H&M collab, and before that, her sneaker wedges were single-handedly spearheading the athleisure trend that is now so ubiquitous.
So where the heck has she been the past 12 months? Marant never went away from the fashion scene. In fact, she just debuted her spring 2015 collection at Paris Fashion Week last Friday. You just don’t hear about her designing wedding dresses for reality TV stars or cozying up to Kanye West because she doesn’t have to. We’re loving her so hard right now–and not only because she called out her sneaker wedges as too mainstream. Click the slideshow to see 5 reasons why Isabel Marant is still the ultimate label for cool girls who DGAF.