What makes a man stylish?
Wearing you own clothes. I don’t like guys that are too fashionable. I like stylish guys but guys that aren’t overly…”fashioned”! I’ve done a few pieces for men before but never a total look – that was quite tough for me. How to have the right balance. I couldn’t do a plain white jean at H&M because they already have those at H&M, so I had to make it a little different.
We see some leather trousers in your collection. How would you style those up?
Leather trousers – they aren’t easy! I’d wear it with a white linen T-shirt, keep it simple. Perhaps a chunky knit in the winter or with a nice tailored jacket.
What can English guys learn from French guys about style?
Ah, ça! That’s a tough one. I think English women always dress with one look from head to toe, but I don’t get that feeling from English guys – they’re almost the reverse. In many ways I think English guys are more stylish than French guys for that. French guys could learn from English guys – you have more fantasie. French guys are super conservative – always a pair of jeans and a T-shirt and that’s it. The English guys go more into fashion than French men.
To see the full Isabel Marant for H&M collection head here. The collaboration launches globally on November 14.