lucky magazine march 2014
kelly gale, grace hartzel, carolina issa, ava smith, chloe norgaard, sofia sanchez barrenechea by patrick demarchelier
fashion editor: carlyne cerf de dudzeele
hair: ted gibson
makeup: serge hodonou
Caroline Issa to design a collection for Nordstrom Signature
Nordstrom has enlisted fashion icon Caroline Issa to design a 25-piece collection as part of its 'Nordstrom Signature' series, to launch early next year
Nordstrom Signature x Caroline Issa isn't just a one-off, it will be a concept released seasonally and year-round, including Pre-Fall and Resort collections, launching at all 53 Nordstrom stores in the U.S., and on Nordstrom.com in February.
Unsurprisingly, it will also star the major fashion influencer in its campaign, too.
This won't be the first time the two have worked together. In the early stages of her career, after graduating with a business degree, Issa actually started out as a management consultant in San Francisco. "Nordstrom was my first client," Issa said. "I got to work on the account for six months. Fifteen years later, here I am working with them again... It's a wonderful full circle."
When asked to describe her own fashion sense she says, "My own style is not wacky or crazy - it's really easy."
It's a sentiment that's been incorporated into the collection of versatile wardrobe staples - jackets, blazers, trousers, dresses, skirts, sweaters, blouses and camisoles - with fabrics sourced from Italy. "I was going back into some images that I'd always been collecting... Women like Seventies-era Lauren Hutton and Bianca Jagger in her white suit," said Issa. "I was also looking at some of my friends today who inspire me; Jenna Lyons, Inès de la Fressange. All of that kind of melted into the first collection."
"She is a well-regarded style icon and, moreover, is curious, really smart, chic and charming," said Pete Nordstrom, the retailer's President of Merchandising. "We think she brings a highly credible perspective to understanding the women's fashion customer."