"Last Year I got stuck in New York because of the volcano eruption in Iceland. I couldn't fly back to France, so I went to California. It inspired me. I've got this very sporty spirit, and I was thinking I'd show more of it in the spring collection. When times are hard, you don't want complicated things; you want something playful. Summer is a good season to express that."
Shoes $890, Isabel Marant; (212) 219-2284.