Caroline Issa debuts ready-to-wear collection with Nordstrom
Next month, the launch of the collection 'Nordstrom Signature & Caroline Issa' will introduce 25 ready-to-wear styles with a focus on timeless pieces and essential styles through the lens of accessible luxury – all created by Caroline Issa, a creative hybrid of many talents.
"I never fully realized how much my friends like Jason Wu or Alice Temperley have to do to get to that fifteen-minute runway show where all of us editors just go in and sit," Issa told Vogue. "We're so quick to have an opinion, but there's a lot of blood, sweat, and tears that go into it, and I'm definitely getting to understand that side."
Issa, who is a regular on street style blogs, and who was in the Middle East last October as part of the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience, has now partnered with the American department store's design director for the aesthetic of the collection and its design, which reflects elements of her unique signature style.
Keeping her focus on well-made essentials, the inspirational beauty set out to create clothes that women can rely on and wear wherever they might be in the world. "There are no weird zips!" she said. "But there are lovely, luxe details like extra-long cuffs and contrast colors under the collar. That's been a big part of my style: It's not crazy, it's not out there."
'Nordstrom Signature & Caroline Issa' will have a year-round assortment of styles delivering as Spring/Summer, Pre-Fall, Autumn/Winter and Cruise collections are set to hang next to other designer collections in the retailer's 'Collectors' department.