May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Jan 12, 2015
London: Issa presented wrapping and draping juxtaposed by structured body-con pieces to create contrasting moments of movement and stillness. Creative director Blue Farrier recently left the company but the design team maintained her playful approach and explored the brand’s signature wrap construction and introduced a new fresh elegance. The colour palette set a sophisticated mood – refined navy and black worked as base colours while cream, petal, grey and fuchsia lent a splash of colour to abstract floral prints, dresses, trousers and tops. Traditional draping, gentle gathering, pleating and wrapping around the waist achieved the Issa’s signature fluidity. A belted wrap front pencil dress with white contrast piping and a bonded wool coat featuring a slim fabric belt tied obi style echoed a refined Japanese aesthetic. Fitted rayon knitted cut out tops with a long skirt and a full length black jersey dress featuring a navy pleated georgette panel displayed the contrast in movement in one garment. – Christa Kaufmann
Theme: Sophisticated wrapping and draping
Key items: Wrap construction dress / Trench coat / High-waist trousers / Pencil skirt / Maxi dress / Belted coat / Poncho / Short dresses / Jumpsuit / Body-con dresses / Cut-out top / Gown
Colour: Navy / Black / Cream / Petal / Grey / Pink
Materials + Trims: Silk / Silk Jersey / Wool / Boiled wool / Georgette
Print + Pattern: Floral / Painterly brushstroke / Colour blocked forest fauna
Accessories + Footwear: Peep toe boots
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