2008 February 15
Issa - London Fall 2008
(LONDON) Roll Call: Bee Shaffer, Leah and James Wood, Noelle Reno, Andrea Dellal, Charlotte Stockdale.
Chic Report: For fall, Issa's Daniella Helayel ruminated on the heroines of yesteryear, and her collection was rife with homages to Empress Josephine, Marie Antoinette, and Elizabeth I--all tinged with a seventies vibe, naturally. Her signature jersey dresses were printed with sea creatures, sure to charm the flocks of Issa dress devotees. But the collection expanded beyond the fail-safe stuff into the realm of glam, floor-length, black-and-white stunners, destined perhaps for the Hollywood set. Footwear-wise, the crowd loved the perilously high Charlotte Olympia platforms, designed by fellow Brazilian Charlotte Dellal. Issa has always been a little bit daring, but this season, it's a little bit naughty--and the girls will love it.