Fashion editor Caroline Issa turns ready-to-wear designer for Nordstrom
But what will Caroline Issa be wearing? It’s a question that many an industry insider has probably pondered before hitting a big fashion party – and the answer is usually something challenging and bold, yet totally chic.
Now American department store Nordstrom has tapped the talents of the esteemed editor and street style star, asking her to design a ready-to-wear capsule collection to echo her pitch-perfect personal taste. See some of our favourite Caroline Issa street style looks in the gallery above.
Caroline’s SS15 collection for the retail Goliath (who recently started shipping to the UK, hooray) will comprise of 25 pieces priced from $225 to $2,995. Expect wardrobe staples with clever twists –the kind of signature styling touches that the fash-arazzi love her for.
“My own style is not wacky or crazy – it’s really easy,” Caroline told WWD, before detailing what inspired her designs. “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. 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.”
The first ‘Signature Caroline Issa’ collection will be available on Nordstrom.com from February 2015, with further seasons including pre-collections already in the pipeline.
The project will, in many ways, see Caroline return to her business roots – one of her first jobs after graduating in was as a management consultant for the firm in San Francisco.